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Friday June 17, 2011

Father Locks Up Son in a Wooden Box for 2 Months in Bolivia!  (VIDEO)

Father Locks Up Son in a Wooden Box for 2 Months in Bolivia!  (VIDEO)

Photo: Johan Knelsen, locked in a wooden box

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The Canadian youth and his father belong to a Mennonite community in the Tres Cruces region of Bolivia.

Johan Knelsen was forced to live inside a wooden box for 8 weeks as religious punishment for using a cell phone, the radio, and having allegedly stolen 3 chickens.

Knelsen told news agencies that he had left the house, and when he returned he was suddenly tied up and thrown inside a wooden box.

Despite the apparent cleanliness of the box, the calm “rescue” and the allegations from the father and a local priest that the precarious punishment was only intended to straighten a troubled young man with metal problems, both men and the mother have been called to court and will have to answer for the crimes of imprisonment, attempted murder and torture.