While the U.S. enjoys its ironic Eurovision parties, other nations interrogate their citizens for “voting incorrectly.” 
The 5 Most Absurdly Petty National Laws Ever Enforced


#5. Vote for the Wrong Song, Become an Enemy of the State
Azerbaijan and Armenia…have been at each other’s throats ever since they invented nations and throats (uh … sometime back in the early ’90s). No way in hell were citizens of one country voting for another [in the Eurovision contest]. And for the most part, that was correct. But 43 Azerbaijanis bucked the nationalist trend and were so moved by Armenia’s song that they picked up their phones and voted for the enemy.
[T]he Azerbaijan security forces pulled the phone records to find out who some of these pop-traitors were and called them into police stations for questioning. The musical rebels were accused of being unpatriotic, and were even deemed “potential security threats” by the Azerbaijan authorities.


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While the U.S. enjoys its ironic Eurovision parties, other nations interrogate their citizens for “voting incorrectly.”

The 5 Most Absurdly Petty National Laws Ever Enforced

#5. Vote for the Wrong Song, Become an Enemy of the State

Azerbaijan and Armenia…have been at each other’s throats ever since they invented nations and throats (uh … sometime back in the early ’90s). No way in hell were citizens of one country voting for another [in the Eurovision contest]. And for the most part, that was correct. But 43 Azerbaijanis bucked the nationalist trend and were so moved by Armenia’s song that they picked up their phones and voted for the enemy.

[T]he Azerbaijan security forces pulled the phone records to find out who some of these pop-traitors were and called them into police stations for questioning. The musical rebels were accused of being unpatriotic, and were even deemed “potential security threats” by the Azerbaijan authorities.

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