Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved chemical castration of paedophiles

Kyrgyzstan Materials 6 June 2013 16:00 (UTC +04:00)

The Zhogorku Kenesh (the parliament) of Kyrgyzstan adopted the bill on chemical castration of paedophiles on its third reading. The decision was made at the meeting of parliament on Thursday, KyrTAG writes.

According to the adopted draft law, rapists and paedophiles will be punished by the use of chemical castration that is by the injection of an appropriate drug. The injections will be made shortly before the release of the offender from prison.

An offender after being released from the prison should be permanently registered by the authorities and law enforcement agencies in order to continue receiving injections. If the person refuses to receive the injection after being released from the prison that person will be punished by imprisonment for another two years.

It should be remembered that the bill was initiated by parliamentary members Shirin Aitmatov from the Ata Meken faction and Dastan Bekeshev and Tursunbay Bakir uulu from the Ar-Namys faction. The reason for the initiation of the bill was the increase of violent crimes against minors.

83 such crimes were registered in 2011 and 73 cases in only in the first half of 2012.

Recurrence of paedophilia according to world statistics, is close to 100 per cent.