bride kidnapping

Rejected suitor raped woman he wanted to marry, gets 7 years’ jail

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Crime|Tags: |

The man is appealing Zugdidi City Court’s sentence. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The City Court in Zugdidi last Friday sentenced a man to seven years in jail for raping a woman and attempting to force her into marriage. Defense lawyers say the man, who was arrested April 11, will appeal the verdict. According to the Prosecutor […]

Four men found guilty of bride kidnapping in Georgia

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Batumi City Court. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A court in Georgia on Wednesday sentenced four men to up to 8 years in jail on Wednesday for bridenapping. The bride kidnapping took place in Kobuleti, a town on the Black Sea coast, in November last year. In her court testimony, […]

One more arrest made in Tbilisi ‘bridenapping’ case

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–One more person was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the suspected ‘bridenapping’ in Tbilisi’s southern Ponichala district. Earlier on Tuesday, police in the capital arrested a Russian teenager, who is suspected of abducting […]

Family protest police inaction after 17 year old girl abducted in Tbilisi

By | February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Relatives of a 17 year old girl who was abducted three days ago protested outside a police station in Tbilisi on Sunday, demanding that something is done to find the kidnap victim. Samira Bairamova (17) from the predominantly ethnic […]

Deadly ‘bridenapping’ in Kakheti

By | October 8th, 2014|Categories: Minorities, Society, Youth|Tags: , , , , |

Few girls finish secondary school in Sagarejo, because they get married at a young age. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–When a young man was murdered last weekend in Kazlar, an Azeri village 40km east of Tbilisi, it could have been one among many stories of violence and homicides in rural Georgia, but the circumstances of this case makes it stand out. 21 year […]