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Kazakhstan Set To Chemically Castrate First Of 2,000 Convicted Pedophiles

Chemical castration, the controversial new punishment for pedophiles, initiated by Kazakhstan, has definitely grabbed the world’s attention.

A law advocating the use of chemical castrations for pedophiles was passed earlier this year. According to Newsweek, the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has set aside $37,000 for the purpose of funding 2,000 castrations which will be approved by the health ministry of the country.

One of the first offenders to undergo this punishment is an unidentified sex offender from the Turkestan region. Under the supervision of Kazakhstan’s health ministry, the chemical castration will be performed inside regional psych neurological clinics.

Chemical castration does not involve the removal of any surgical organs but instead, the drug Cyproterone is injected into the person. This cancer-fighting steroidal anti-androgen drug will be injected once into a person. The government hopes that this measure will lower the libido and sexual urges of a pedophile to such an extent that it will deter them from committing another sexual crime.

Between 2010 and 2014, the number of underage rapes doubled to 1000 as Kazakhstan witnessed a sharp rise in crimes related to pedophiles. Human rights groups have come out in sharp criticism of the new law, which they feel will not have the desired effect.

“Other countries that have chemical castration have not seen a reduction in sexual crime against children,” Azirana, the head of the National Commission for Women, said.

 In Kazakhstan, prison sentences for sex crimes involving children can be as much as 20 years, but for convicted pedophiles who submit themselves to this procedure, their sentences could be reduced.

This has been another bone of contention among critics of this law, as most chemical castrations can be reversed as they are not permanent. Besides Kazakhstan, other countries to use this law of chemical castration for convicted pedophiles are Poland, South Korea, and Indonesia. Indonesia introduced this law in 2016 in response to the national outrage which took the country by storm after a 14-year-old girl had been gang-raped and murdered.

This controversial punishment which has been in practice for many years, came into the public focus in 1952, when Alan Turing, a British computer scientist was punished by chemical castration for being a homosexual. Until 1967, homosexuality in Britain was illegal and so when Turing was caught having sex with a man, he was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ and duly punished.

Although there is an outcry by certain sections towards this law, the larger support that it has garnered with more and more countries opting to implement it, is a clear indication that this law is here to stay. 
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  1. When you close off any form of expression by physically blocking it, that energy or original impetus will become dammed, and it will build up until it finds another form of expression, another way to release itself.
    And when that happens, the resulting explosion of pent up energy can be far worse than it would have been. If these "scientists" are not careful with their needles, they could end up creating a larger problem than the one they were trying to solve.
    Why is it that people always try to put bandaids on problems instead of treating the source of the problem.

    1. some one that is castrated will no longer have sexual urges and since the sexual urges of pedophiles are directed at children, the children will be safe. Personally regarding your comment, maybe execution should be the answer to pedophiles huh?

  2. Physical Castration followed by Execution would Punish the Offender and protect the Public. It would also save Taxpayers money and Free up Resources.


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