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This country plans to chemically castrate child molesters

This country plans to chemically castrate child molesters

This country plans to chemically castrate child molesters
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On Wednesday, Peruvian Cabinet ministers said the government would forward a bill that would allow chemical castration to be used as punishment for the rape of a minor.

Minister of Justice Felix Chero stated, “We consider that this measure will be an additional penalty for those who commit rape.”

According to him, at the conclusion of their prison terms, the government expects that those who rape children will have their testicles chemically castrated.

An arrest was made earlier this month for raping a three-year-old girl, who had to undergo surgery as a result of the incident.

According to President Pedro Castillo, a socially conservative former schoolteacher and advocate of the initiative, the punishment of rapists must reflect their crimes.

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“We hope that Congress will back (the bill),” Castillo said earlier this week.

The bill must first pass through Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress in order to become law. The majority of legislators are conservatives, including those who have proposed an alternative punishment of death for rape of a minor.

Chemical castration has been criticised by the Peruvian health minister and victims’ families, as well as women’s rights organisations.

Flora Tristan, a women’s rights advocacy group, tweeted, “We regret that the executive does not understand sexual violence.” It is essential that we take steps to expedite legal proceedings, provide medical care, combat impunity, and increase preventative measures. “

This isn’t the first time the issue has come up in political circles. Chemical castration was proposed as a punishment for people who abuse children under the age of 14 in Congress in 2018. However, no action was taken on the proposal.

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