Indonesia child rapists punished with chemical castration

2016-05-25 21:01
Joko Widodo. (File, AP)

Joko Widodo. (File, AP)

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Jakarta - Indonesia's president has issued a regulation that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday the administrative order is a response to increasing sexual violence against children.

The president earlier declared that sexual offences against children are a particularly serious crime because they endanger the child's life and well-being.

Demands for harsher punishments have increased following the rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men in western Indonesia last month.

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