Recently, a law was approve in Kazakhstan, in which pedophiles will undergo chemical castration as a penalty for their acts. The surgery of the first criminal to be chemically castrated is scheduled soon. The government has approved new laws on pedophile crimes, and this is one of the measures that is generating controversy.
The criminal, who has not been identified, is from the Turkestan region. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, has already funded 2000 injections to be used for convicted pedophiles. They will receive an injection that will chemically castrate them, all under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.
“At this time, there was only one request for chemical castration, in connection with a court request,” said Lyazzat Aktayeva, the health minister. According to Senator Byrganym Aitimova, castration is only “temporary”. The aim is to prevent pedophiles from committing similar crimes.
In that country, crimes against children can lead to 20 years in prison. Unlike other castrations, chemistry is only temporary and it is not guaranteed that the individual will lose the desire forever.
Controversy over chemical castration
Several people wonder if this temporary method will be effective, and whether such a large investment in such injections will really be required. Between 2010 and 2014, cases of pedophilia doubled: 1000 per year.
Chemical castration will be done through a substance called Cyproterone. The United Kingdom has also announced that they would like to make chemical castration to those found guilty of pedophilia.
Despite the controversy, several experts and politicians say that chemical castration is a more effective alternative than rehab methods. For a while, criminals will no longer feel libidinous desire. Statistics indicate that they are less likely to commit other aggressions.
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Source: Vamos Lá Portugal