Peruvian government proposes chemical castration for rapists of minors | News | ANDEAN


The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo announced on Saturday that the government was considering drastic measures such as the introduction of compulsory chemical castration for rapists of minors, adolescents and women, as has been done in many other countries of the world.

Following the case of sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl in the city of Chiclayo, which shocked the nation, the Head of State declared that the sexual abuse of minors will not go unpunished, affirming that the multisectoral work will be strengthened to prevent and eradicate it.

“Enough of so much violence, crimes of sexual violence against boys and girls will not be tolerated by this government, nor will they go unpunished. This family’s pain is ours too, I am outraged at such cruelty,” he commented.

“This atrocious and inhumane act leads to a great reflection as a country to adopt tougher state public policies that protect the human rights of the most defenseless people, that is to say our boys and our girls, and the chemical castration is an option; we can’t wait any longer,” Castillo added.

The high dignitary pointed out that this measure should be enshrined in the Criminal Code and that the approval of the Congress of the Republic is necessary to determine its legality, as has been done in countries such as Russia, the United States ( in seven states), Poland, South Korea, Indonesia and Moldova, where it is already implemented.

“We urge the Congress of the Republic to support concrete measures in favor of the most vulnerable, because we cannot continue to tolerate these acts of violence which undermine our integrity as a society and destroy the lives of defenseless individuals. “, did he declare.

In this context, President Castillo affirmed that the government is monitoring the state of health of the miner injured in Chiclayo.

To this end, it has been arranged —through the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations— that, if necessary, she be transferred to the city of Lima —along with her parents—for rehabilitation and psychological support.

In addition, legal advice and free legal aid will be provided to the family.


Posted: 04/16/2022


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