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Chechen stolen bride case investigated

Duration: 03:17

Bride stealing in Chechnya can happen with a girl's agreement, but at worst it can result in violence at the hands of strangers.

Mullah Alvi regularly deals with cases of bride stealing in Chechnya and acts as a mediator and an investigator, and is often called out to late-night events.

In the middle of the night he gets a call about a suspected case where a 17-year-old girl is about to get married and reporter Lucy Ash is there to witness it.

Available since: Wed 11 Aug 2010


Lucy Ash
Dimitri Collingridge
Nick Sturdee
Executive Producer
Lucy Hetherington

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This World Stolen Brides

Lucy Ash investigates bride stealing in Chechnya as the fate of a young woman is decided.

First broadcast: 11 Aug 2010

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