GERMANY has sent a 16-year-old boy to Siberia as a "disciplinary measure" amid a heated national debate on juvenile crime.
"The violent 16-year-old has been sent on an "intensive educational experience" in a deal between his native city of Giessen and the tiny outpost of Sedelnikovoa.
In the middle of the Russian winter, where temperatures regularly plunge as low as minus 55c, he is living in a house without running water, central heating or even a toilet.
He has no access to TV, a telephone or the internet.
Giessen youth services chief Stefan Becker said: "If he doesn't hack wood, his place is cold. If he doesn't get water, he can't wash."
When he arrived for his nine-month exile, one of his first jobs was to dig an outside toilet.
I can think of one little Aussie brat who would benefit from this relocation program.....