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In Indonesia Chemical castration law for paedophiles in place

The Indonesian parliament has passed a law recommending chemical castration for paedophiles in that country.

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Indonesian President, Joko Widodo hopes to wipe out paedophilia in his country play

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo hopes to wipe out paedophilia in his country

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In a bid to wipe out sexual molestation of minors in the country, the Indonesia parliament has signed into law, a new chemical castration policy.

Also Read: "In Indonesia: Girl's gang rape prompts angry calls for protection"

Evening Standard reports that the controversial law approved chemical castration as the minimum sentences and execution for convicted paedophiles.

The country's President, Joko Widodo had proposed the changes in May 2016, following the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl which drew a lot of international condemnation.

The President believes that with the law in place, paedophilia would be completely wiped out in a country where child rape is very rampant.

Widodo said although Indonesia respected human rights, there would be no compromise when it came to punishing such sexual crimes.

“Our constitution respects human rights, but when it comes to sexual crimes there is no compromise.

“We are strong and we will be very firm. We will hand out the maximum penalty for sexual crimes,” the President told BBC.

Chemical castration is the use of drugs to reduce libido and sex drive in a man without sterilization or removing the sexual organs. The procedure entails injecting convicts with female hormones.

Also Read: "Pedophile: 11-month-old baby abducted, raped for two hours"

The new laws also allow judges to sentence paedophiles to death or tag them electronically and apply a 10-year minimum sentence for child sex crimes.

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