Paedophiles in Indonesia can now be castrated or executed under tough new laws passed by parliament.
Repeat offenders and those who abuse family members face 10 to 20 years jail, with courts also having the ability to order their chemical castration and tagging with a microchip.
Those who murder their victims, leave them with permanent physical or psychological trauma, or give them a sexually transmitted disease, can be executed, the Daily Mail reports.
The harsher penalties were prompted by the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Sumatra, Indonesia by a gang of 12 men in May.
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Yuyun’s body was found naked and tied up three days after her murder in woods. Seven teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were jailed for the incident.
Unfortunately, Indonesia is a breeding ground for Western paedophiles, and more than 100 sex criminals have been caught travelling to the country since 2014 from Australia alone.
And this isn’t the first case of rape and murder in the country.
But while the new laws were welcomed by child protection advocates, its effectiveness has been questioned by doctors and human rights activists.
National Commission for Child Protection chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait told The Australian: “Finally those who have fallen victim will get to see their abusers justly punished and those who could be future victims are finally protected.”
While the punishment may seem extreme to some, hopefully it will deter others from committing the crime.
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