Blind pensioner sentenced to library course

A blind Turkish pensioner has been sentenced to a 26-day reading and writing course at his local public library after he failed to vote on time in an election for his village cooperative, his son said on Friday.

A prosecutor in the province of Kutahya in northwest Turkey sentenced Ismail Canseven, 73, to the education course after he did not show up for the election of the cooperative's board of directors in May, Isa Canseven told Reuters.

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Odd but effective

I don't think a reading and writing course will be much help to a blind man, unless of course it is taught in Braille. However I'm all for forcing people to vote. I'd probably choose caning though.

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