In the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, a convicted pedophile is about to become the first person in the country to receive the punishment warranted by a new law that allows for “chemical castration.”
According to the Mirror, “It comes months after a new law was passed permitting the method as punishment for paedophilia. The unnamed man from the Turkestan region is to undergo an injection supervised by the country’s health ministry, officials announced.”
An allocation of £20,500 has been provided by Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev for 2,000 injections to be performed on men who have committed sexual crimes against children.
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Lyazzat Aktayeva, the country’s deputy health minister said: “At the moment there has been one request for chemical castration in accordance with a court ruling.”
Around the beginning of this year, the nation introduced this chemical castration law. “Funds have been allocated for more than 2,000 injections,” continued Aktayeva.
Upon the passage of this law, Kazakh senator Byrganym Aitimova promoted it by noting that the castration would actually be “temporary,” a procedure that involved an nondescript “one-time injection,” based on “the necessity of preventing the man from (committing) sexual violence.”
In the country, sexual crimes against children carry prison sentences of up to 20 years, not that severe compared to even some American states.
The exact chemicals that are used in this procedure are studiously avoided in passing mention, but if you read further they are going to use Cyproterone, a “cancer fighting” anti-androgen that is steroidal. If they mean “cancer-fighting” that is probably something carcinogenic on the level of chemotherapy drugs.
One article noted that “Unlike surgical castration, chemical castration does not prevent a person from experiencing sexual urges indefinitely.
Sceptics argue it does not necessarily prevent future attacks.”
It’s difficult to get an accurate grip on how high this proportion is in a community, but it is reported that in this country, between 2010 and 2014 the rate of these crimes against children “doubled” to around 1,000 a year. Whatever this is compared to other countries, it’s unacceptable.
Believe it or not, a few months ago the UK government also said it was considering making this type of criminal punishment more available.
What do you think about this idea? In this world, the weak and defenseless are taken advantage of too often. The people of this world lack defense, and the people with the most power and wealth have no problems taking advantage of anybody they want: just as long as people aren’t focused on defense.
The parent’s ability to defend their children from any and all predators with sufficient force is probably the single most effective way to prevent crimes against children from occurring, it could be argued. Some children don’t have parents or anybody willing to care for them: that’s when unspeakable situations and crimes occur.
However, is the state, the government, the entity that should be the arbiter of justice in this type of situation? Does it really make sense to make this so complicated that they’re using strange chemicals, that someone somewhere profits from the manufacture of, to chemically castrate people?
It should inspire nausea in any person to think about this. Both these horrible crimes and the idea of chemical castration are not the most easy topics to think about, but that’s what governments are trying to busy themselves with these days.
Being strong, capable of defense, and armed enough to be formidable in defense as a parent or guardian would be the simple answer to this problem.
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