Under Indonesia’s new laws, pedophiles face chemical castration, possibly execution

Under Indonesia’s new laws, pedophiles face chemical castration, possibly execution

Paedophiles could be chemically castrated or even executed under harsh new laws passed by the Indonesian parliament in response to the brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

The new laws will mean repeat offenders and those who abuse family members could face between 10 and 20 years in jail. The courts can also order their chemical castration or for them to be tagged with a microchip.

In extreme cases, where the perpetrator murders their victim or leaves them with psychological trauma or a sexually transmitted disease, they could be executed.

It follows the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, Yuyun, by a gang of 12 men and boys in the village Kasiah Kasubun in Sumatra in April.

Yuyun was abducted and attacked on her way home from school. Her body was found bruised and bloody with her hands tied in woodland three days later.

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