Macedonia to chemically castrate pedophiles

Look out Muhammad, you won’t like this!

Child protection groups have criticized the law as still too mild.



Macedonia’s parliament adopted a law yesterday introducing chemical castration for repeat pedophile offenders and increasing jail sentences to life imprisonment.

Social Policy Minister Dime Spasov said the chemical castration — drugs administered to reduce libido and sexual activity — would be “performed in specialised facilities every six months” for repeat offenders.

Under the bill, first-time offenders could be sentenced to between 15 and 40 years in prison or opt for chemical castration in exchange for reduced punishment.

Russia, Denmark and Poland are among the countries that have introduced chemical castration.

In 2012, Macedonia became the first country in the Balkans to publish an online register of convicted pedophiles, with pictures, names and addresses of those released from jail.

Since 2004, more than 230 people in Macedonia have been convicted for sexual abuse of minors.

In German:

Im Kampf gegen Pädophilie greift Mazedonien nun durch. Ab sofort dürfen Kinderschänder chemisch kastriert werden. Das Parlament verabschiedete ein Gesetz, dass das Strafmaß für sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern verschärft. Kinderschänder müssen künftig mit bis zu lebenslangen Haftstrafen rechnen und bei Wiederholungstätern darf die chemische Kastration angewendet werden, nachdem die Täter ihre Haftstrafe verbüßt haben und aus dem Gefängnis entlassen werden sollen. Wer als Ersttäter freiwillig der Kastration zustimmt, kann mit kürzerer Haftstrafe rechnen. Kinderschutzgruppen kritisieren das Gesetz als immer noch zu milde.

One thought on “Macedonia to chemically castrate pedophiles”

  1. If Woody Allen did what Dylan Farrow says he did, and I guess we will never know for sure, then he wouldn’t like this very much!!

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