According to prosecutors, in 2019 in Kazakhstan recorded 210 of the facts of bride kidnapping. 102 cases have on the Turkestan region.
“Bride kidnapping is not a tradition but a crime. The custom of bride kidnapping has existed since ancient times. Despite the fact that the vast majority of society believes Kazakhstan bride kidnapping savagery, in the southern regions, this custom is still common, —
said in an official statement. —
In Kazakhstan the person who kidnapped the bride, and the perpetrators shall be prosecuted under article 125 “Kidnapping” of the Criminal code. If the girl did not give her consent to the marriage, then her kidnapping is a criminal offense.
For committing this crime in accordance with article 125 of the Criminal code the punishment shall be deprivation of liberty from four to seven years, and the Commission of this crime by a group of persons is punishable by seven to twelve years of imprisonment.
In accordance with the law “On marriage and family” marriage — a voluntary Union. If one party does not agree, the marriage is considered “illegal”. Given this, the Prosecutor’s office urges the youth to strictly abide by the law, as hasty actions can incur criminal punishment.”