Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Polygamy Reappears in Tajikistan

"Gulya Ismoilova cannot say exactly when men in Tajikistan broke with a century of tradition and began taking second and even third wives, but she remembers precisely when her husband announced he had married again. “Two years ago he took a woman to his brother’s house,” said Ms. Ismoilova, her hand trembling as she lifted a cigarette to her lips. “That’s when my life ended, when I became a first wife.” Ms. Ismoilova said she could not have imagined her present circumstances when she married 11 years ago." By Ilan Greenberg, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 11-13-06 NVS)

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