Indonesia's President on Wednesday issued a law which involves chemical castration and punishment of pedophiles. The law was issued after a brutal gang rape and murder of 14-year-old girl.
The victim's body was discovered naked and tied up in the woods. 7 criminals imprisoned for 10 years in prison. "Sexual violence against children, as I have said, is an extraordinary crime," said the President Joko Widodo reporters in a statement.
"We hope that the law will be a deterrent to criminals and can suppress sexual crimes against children," said Widodo, therefore, reported the news on its official account.
Chemical castration - the use of drugs to lower libido or sexual activity. This is a legal form of punishment in South Korea, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as in some US States and Australian States.
So convicted pedophiles who served a prison sentence will have to wear an electronic bracelet so the authorities can monitor their movements.
The law takes effect immediately, although the Indonesian Parliament has the right to revoke or require revision. The country has long struggled with high levels of sexual violence, as well as a number of cases have been reported recently.
Earlier this month, three men raped and killed a woman on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The case of 14-year-old girl in Indonesia and the murder of 23-year-old medical student in new Delhi in 2012 sparked protests and led to tougher laws against sexual violence.
As the President of Indonesia rejected clemency for the 13 drug traffickers, many of them foreigners who are sentenced to death. thus, he launched the executions, which were not implemented in the country for about 4 years. Indonesia is preparing to conduct executions.
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