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Uzbek Mayor Vows To Name And Shame Divorcing Couples

The mayor of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, has pledged to publicize the names of those who apply for divorces in an attempt to keep married couples together. Appalled at the failure of so many marriages, Rakhmonbek Usmanov says he will begin broadcasting on TV and publishing in a major newspaper the names of the unhappy husbands and wives. Speaking at an official meeting October 17, Usmanov cited a state report on divorce rates in the country’s 14 regions for the first nine...

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