Koreans Send Indictments Via SMS

If you’re the sort of person who gets indicted frequently, you’ll be pleased to learn that South Korean prosecutors are streamlining the process to make your next grand jury appearance a more convenient affair. Since 70% of South Koreans own cell phones, prosecutors in the country decided to take advantage of them by sending indictments and information about other legal actions (including fines and other penalties) as text messages. But in order to receive such messages, you have to first sign up for the service, and we’re a little confused about why anybody would want to do that.

[Via Reuters]

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