Pedophiles in Indonesia will now receive chemical castration, in accordance with a new decree signed by president Joko Widodo, reports the New York Times.
The new punishment is a response to the public outcry that occurred following a brutal gang rape and murder in April of a 14 year old girl in Sumatra.
Seven teenage boys were sentenced to 10 years in jail for the crime. Public outcry and calls for chemical castration have now been granted.
Child abduction attorney’s in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds have been help legally assisting families for years.
This is an amendment to the country’s 2002 law on child protection.
Joko told a news conference:
“The inclusion of such an amendment will provide space for the judge to decide severe punishments as a deterrent effect on perpetrators.”
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