Thursday, September 10, 2009

Justice delayed

The wheels of Turkish justice turn slowly. And embarrassingly, too:
A Turkish woman accused of cutting off her lover's penis must wait 18 months for a verdict and sentencing while a court determines whether his re-attached penis still functions, a court source said Thursday.

The criminal court in the Black Sea town of Trabzon will wait for a medical report assessing whether the 28-year-old victim has regained full use of his organ or if he is permanently disabled, an official involved in the trial said.

"To determine which crime was committed, we first need the report," the source said. "We'll continue holding hearings in the trial from time to time until we receive the report."
Now, if I was the guy who had his junk chopped off, on the one hand, I'd want to see the person who did it locked up for as long as possible. On the other hand, providing the court with reports about my peener that would presumably become part of the public record? Yeah, I don't think I'd really enjoy that.

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