INTERNATIONAL: Indonesia introduces death penalty and castration for child rapists

By Independent (UK)

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joko-widodoINDEPENDENT (UK) – Indonesia has introduced the death penalty and chemical castration for child rapists.

President Joko Widodo said the sanctions “intended to overcome the crisis caused by sexual violence against children”, the BBC reports.

The maximum sentence for rape, of a child or an adult, was previously 14 years in prison.

Those jailed for child sexual offences may also be electronically tagged after their release.

The change follows public outrage over rising levels of violent crimes in the past year, including the gang-rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from school on the western island of Sumatra last April.

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14 comments

  1. Rape in Singapore means caning on the ass till severe bleeding and 25 years in jail. If the victim died, death penalty. Drugs trafficking also death penalty. Illegal fire arm possession up to 25 years in jail.

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  2. For those who are yet to comment and do not agree, I ask; Why are some of you people so concerned about the welfare of rapist and murderers who plague society!!?? Do they care about their victims?? it's Not just physical, it is also mental torture of the victims for life. Do YOU care about their Victims, the hell you do!!??. If you cannot voice a sensible alternative that has not being tried before (and failed), Shut the hell Up. Tell us what to do with Persistent Offenders if caught?? If not caught, will you complain about the Police not doing their job!!?? I sometimes Wonder if you are trying to Protect yourselves or your family members. You cannot be that STUPID to Not understand that those human animals need to be removed from society permanently for the protection of the Innocent Public and to stop otherwise law abiding citizens from taking the law into their own hands. Because when that happens, there is NO more Law. About Two and a half thousand Years ago, a Roman citizen said; "Where there is NO Law: Chaos RULES". As far as I am concerned, A person who deny other persons their rights under the Law of the Land; have themselves FORFEITED their own Rights Under the Law (they are outlaws). They can speak for themselves thank you, they don't need you to do so; and if you do speak for them: then you should be Prosecuted for aiding and abetting Criminals in their criminal activities. If you had spoken out about Innocent persons been caught up in a Miscarriage of Justice, I would understand and support you; BUT you didn't. You are NO different to the Criminals Mentality. So STOP trying to convince us and yourselves that you have Higher Morals than the rest of us, because You don't. Support what IS Right NOT what is Wrong.

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    • We cannot legislate for the content of another person’s heart. We can legislate for his/her deeds and transgression, and punish him/her accordingly.

      Rape is evil. Rape has many victims: the person who experience rape, loved ones and the wider society. It is not a badge of honour when I say I have experienced rape twice: as a child and as a young woman. Rape causes physical and mental trauma that remains with you. My experience has given me a perspective on life. I will not allow the depravity of others to corrupt me spiritually or jade my sense of humanity. I value my morals and humanity highly.

      In a liberal society, I would shop a family member, a best friend or a lover who commit rape. I would do so without hesitation. However, I do not, and will not condone ‘state killings’ whether it is for perpetrators of rape or murder because it is against my moral values. I will defend a rapist right to life even though his/her evil act has taken the victim’s life.

      I am not a religious person. I believe two wrongs do not make a right. I live in a democracy and have human rights, and want the same for others. Not everyone in Indonesia enjoys freedom of expression and human rights or freedom of the press.

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      • You Disgust me. You have no respect for yourself or others. Those perverts rape not only women but men and children,, babies have to be fed under anesthetic because of the pain, they also murder their victims, and YOU say you would defend them. They commit the crime and know better than you why they did it, so they can speak for themselves as Truth Always said, they don't need you to speak for them. You are part of the problem, hiding behind the word Humane but are those perverts Humane to their victims? and like those so called Human Rights Lawyers who hides behind their job Titles. If St Lucia brought in what is proposed in this item, you would not report the rapist who broke into your home and raped you because you don't want him to be executed, never mind his other victims and those to come because you let him roam free. And if a member of your family fell victim you would no doubt talk them out of reporting to the police. You sound like one of those women who want plenty of sex but don't approached men because you look on yourself as a Lady and not a whore so you put yourself into situations where you get raped so your conscience is clear but you are not to blame because you got raped and you are a innocent victim. FOOL yourself but you have exposed what sort of person you are. I hope you don't live anywhere near me or my family, for rapist who look on you as some sort of free meal will go to the next house if you are not in. You help to encourage Crime. as truth Always said, people like you should be jailed. You are disgusting and nasty. you can reply what you like, I do not want to know you.

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        • Venom, vengeance and victimisation do not amount to justice. Also, an intelligent argument has no place for base attitudes.

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      • Grace get a grip on reality.. Go to Sadia Byron family and say that to her mother and listen to yourself at the same time.

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        • The reality is that evil in the form of killing, and rape has been around since time immemorial and philosophers, politicians are still grappling with how best to prevent the incidents, how best to punish perpetrators to deter others. Kneejerk responses (mob stoning, death penalty and castration) have been used in the past and have not curbed the incidents of rape or killing.

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      • Really woman talk to real rape victims see if they will share the same sentiments as you

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        • It seems you have fallen hook, line and sinker for the ‘death penalty and castration for child rapists’ to be introduced to St Lucia.

          So let’s put it into practice. Let’s say a member of your family was identified as the rapist of a rape which was committed. It is hearsay; nevertheless, he is taken for questioning and in the process of being transported to the station he is shot and killed - case closed. Is that justice? Has the real rapist been dealt with? The state and its machinery will not investigate if it has made a mistake nor would it compensate your family for wrongful killing. In the name of justice, if your family attempt to take on the might of the state your family is on a hiding to nothing.

          Come to think of it, isn’t St Lucia’s judicial system tired up like a crab and unable to move forward because of judicious killings? No right thinking citizen would give the state such power to freely use and abuse against him/her.

          Whatever trend another nation chooses to use in order to solve its law and order problems should be critically considered before it is proffered as solution for St Lucia.

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  3. Rapists don't stop they always find another victim and the new trend is to kill after raping:
    let the victim decide....because being raped seems like a death sentence to some victims. (:-(

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  4. “Death penalty and castration for child rapists” are direr measures but show the value that the Indonesian society places on the child’s welfare and innocence.

    Chemical castration is less invasive than castration but both cannot give peace of mind that perpetrators would stop sexual abuse. State killing for rape crimes, on the other hand, distresses the humane part of me which wants society to show compassion because brutal state actions perpetuate a brutal society- The cycle of brutality will never ends.

    To be a progressive society, we are back to the soft options of education and preventive strategies to protect children that involve everyone.

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    • You Disgust me. You have no respect for yourself or others. Those perverts rape not only women but men and children,, babies have to be fed under anesthetic because of the pain, they also murder their victims, and YOU say you would defend them. They commit the crime and know better than you why they did it, so they can speak for themselves as Truth Always said, they don't need you to speak for them. You are part of the problem, hiding behind the word Humane but are those perverts Humane to their Victims? and like those so called Human Rights Lawyers who hides behind their Job Titles. If St Lucia brought in what is proposed in this item, you would not report the rapist who broke into your home and raped you because you don't want him to be executed, never mind his other victims and those to come because you let him roam free. And if a member of your family fell victim you would no doubt talk them out of reporting to the police. You sound like one of those women who want plenty of sex but don't approached men because you look on yourself as a Lady and not a whore so you put yourself into situations where you get raped so your conscience is clear but you are not to blame because you got raped and you are a innocent victim. FOOL yourself but you have exposed what sort of person you are. I hope you don't live anywhere near me or my family, for rapist who look on you as some sort of free meal will go to the next house if you are not in. You help to encourage Crime. as truth Always said, people like you should be Jailed. You are disgusting and nasty. you can reply what you like, I do not want to know you.

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  5. chemical castration for rapists has always been a no-brainer - we just refuse to discuss it. remove the weapon of choice of course.

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  6. For St.Lucia, castration yes but not death penalty.

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