With an increase in child rape cases in Ukraine, new laws in the country will see convicted paedophiles and rapists forcibly castrated by chemical injection.
The legislation will potentially apply annually to thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors.
Recall in 2017 official figures showed 320 child rapes in Ukraine but the numbers of paedophile sex abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands.
Pedophiles will face “coercive chemical castration” under the the new system. This “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity”, reported Ukrinform news agency.
The law will apply to all child rapes including “unnatural” rape and sexual abuse of children above and below the age of puberty.
Radical Party leader, Oleg Lyashko who proposed the castration move said, it was needed as there are no Ukrainian laws that gives life sentence or death penalty for sex crimes against children.
But psychologist Gulnara Aytnzhanova warned that chemical castration would lead to paedophiles taking out their anger using violence.
“There will be hatred, hatred to society, hatred to other people,” she predicted.
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