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Blind pensioner forced to read and write

December 1 2006

In Turkey, the provincial court appointed Kutakh blind pensioner penalty of 26-day course, reading and writing, because he had not turned up at polling stations during elections to the cooperative of their village.

73-year-old Ismail Kanseven committed his offense in May, and now his son is going to appeal against the decision of the court. "What I do at the library?" I can not see either one eye, and I can not read or write, "- said in an interview with a retired local newspaper Hurriyet.

"My father can hardly even find a way to touch the toilet, for that we even specifically tied a rope on the wall", - told Reuters the son of the offender.

Note that the Turkish laws turnout is required. Otherwise, the residents of the country, the punishment for this misdemeanor.

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