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20 year old Farida stays close to her brother who has arrived to rescue her from the family of a man who has kidnapped her from the street in Naryn. He addresses the female relatives thus: 'If my sister wants to stay here, I won't stop her. But look at her, she is crying and is saying that she wants to leave. So I will take her back home.' Eventually he was able to leave with her. Although illegal, bride kidnapping is common in rural parts of Kyrgyzstan. Each year around 16, 000 women become married after being kidnapped. They are known as 'Ala Kachuu' that translates as 'to grab and run away'. Defenders of the continuation of the practice sight tradition. However, during Soviet Times it was rare, and parents generally arranged marriages.