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Girl kidnapped for marriage, beaten in Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan

A victim of bride kidnapping (ala-kachuu) was beaten in Dzhetu-Oguz district of Kyrgyzstan. A lawyer Eseniya Ramazanova told 24.kg news agency.

According to her, the girl is an orphan and lives in Bishkek. Friends invited her to have a rest in Issyk-Kul, and when she agreed, she was kidnapped.

«Earlier, the victim turned to the Association of Crisis Centers. She told that the women, who took her to Issyk-Kul, also used violence. The girl refused to marry in the house of her future husband. When she resisted, she was beaten, her tailbone was damaged and a hematoma formed on her head. Arm of the victim is trembling due to severe stress. She will need long treatment and psychological rehabilitation. We will seek investigation of the case by the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs,» Eseniya Ramazanova told.

The lawyer noted that the employees of the Internal Affairs Department of Dzheti-Oguz district registered the fact of the crime, however, there is no information on what specific charge the investigation was launched.