Uzbekistan and Polygamy: New Love and Broken Hearts

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev meets with clerics in Tashkent in April 2017. Mirziyoyev pledged to combat polygamy more robustly and stated that “every mullah that performs the nikah rites without a witness or marriage registration documents will be punished.” (Photo: Shavkat Mirziyoyev Facebook page)

Jalil Buriyev left Uzbekistan for Russia two decades ago, when he was just 18. He started out working as a lumberjack in Abakan, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Khakassia, and made what was then considered good money.

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