DAILY MAIL – Kazakhstan will surgically remove the genitals of the worst offending paedophiles under a new draft law.
It follows complaints from MPs that the system of chemical castration – one of the toughest in the world – is not deterring child sex offenders.
Elnur Beisenbaev, an MP and executive secretary of the ruling Amanat Party, said the government was ‘spineless’ and pandering to paedophiles for failing to insist on ‘surgical castration’.
‘Unfortunately, [sex crimes against children] are happening more and more often,’ he said, suggesting chemical castration – which lowers the male libido through injected anti-androgen drugs – was not effective.
‘By letting a rapist go free, we allow them to reoffend,’ he added.
Killer Saidolim Gayibnazarov, 48, who had previous convictions, was sentenced to life in jail and chemical castration.
‘The government says our amendment for surgical castration of paedophiles violates human rights,’ said the MP, a father of four, who intends to keep pressing for the new law.
‘We don’t suggest applying it to all paedophiles, but we’d like to give courts an option of having surgical castration …
He spoke of another case where ‘a father from Almaty who has been raping his daughter for two years was given only 20 years in prison’.
He said: ‘This is nonsense. Criminals like him should face life imprisonment and medical castration’ …