18/11 22:53
 

Kyrgyz President signs a law to introduce criminal responsibility for religious consecration of marriage with minors

 Bishkek, November 18 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on amendments to the Family Code and the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic, the President's press office reports.

The law was adopted to prevent marriages involving minors by banning the consecration of religious marriage rites with the participation of minors.

The adopted law provides for criminal liability of persons, including priests and parents for participating in the religious consecration of marriage with minors, if requirements of the Family Code on the marriage age are violated.

In case of violation of the law the imprisonment is provided from three to five years.

The Law aims to protect the rights of juveniles to life, health, education, development and attainment of the minimum age for marriage. Preventing marriages with minors will help to protect the child from all possible forms of violence, including physical, mental and sexual abuse.

The law enters into force after 30 days from the date of publication.

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