Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Turkish judge edges back macho culture

AFP (formerly Agence France-Presse) reports that a woman judge in Turkey has ordered a wife beater to personally distribute 1,000 leaflets apologising for the act, the Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Judge Aslihan Limon, 28, in the northern town of Arac served the ruling on Mustafa Kadinci who was accused of hitting his wife and then locking her up after a row.

The leaflet, which Kadinci duly distributed, read: "I apologise to my wife and all the people of Arac for hitting my wife."

The verdict was given under a law on probation which came into force in 2005 as part of Turkey's efforts to join the EU.

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