The Kazakhstani government plans to start chemically castrating pedophiles. A s*x offender in Turkestan will be the first criminal to receive an injection, which the country’s health ministry will closely supervise.
According to reports from The Sun, the offender will go through forcible castration for his involvement in a pedophilia case back in 2016.
Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, spent a hefty budget to acquire more than 2000 injections for people who were proven guilty of child abuse.
Aktayeva, the country’s deputy health minister, stated that so far, there is only one chemical castration request according to the court’s ruling.
Authorities are refraining from providing the offender’s identity to the public.
That said, the country introduced its chemical castration law earlier this year and planned to make sure that it works on the first recipient before revealing further details.
Reducing S*x Related Crimes
While the law is quite controversial, a majority of people believe that it could instill fear in potential s*x offenders and reduce the number of s*x-related crimes.
Chemical castration could significantly minimize their chances of repeating the offense.
Although this decision from the Kazakhstani government has been all over the news, the country is barely the first to implement this harsh law.
Several other countries have been practicing chemical castration for a few years. Israel, Argentina, New Zealand, Russia, and some European countries also chemically castrate child s*x offenders.
A Notable Increase In Pedophilia
Kazakhstan has been experiencing a significant uptick in pedophilia related cases since the past decade. The number of underage r*pes increased by tenfold and reached an all-time high in 2019.
Initially, the government was not taking severe action against these victims.
Compared to the current punishment, the previous penalties that offenders had to pay were nothing more than a slap on the wrist.