A number of convicted child rapists are currently awaiting “barbaric” forced castrations in Kazakhstan for dozens of horrific crimes.
A number of convicted child rapists are currently awaiting “barbaric” forced castrations in Kazakhstan for dozens of horrific crimes.

Child rapists to be castrated

A total of 25 convicted child rapists are currently awaiting forced castration in Kazakhstan as perpetrators claim they "would not wish it on their worst enemy."

The paedophiles are just the latest to undergo the procedure, which one man has said left him "aching so badly" he could hardly walk.

Across this year, that number increases to 95 in the ex-Soviet state, at a cost of £178 per paedophile, according to the Health Ministry.

The tough new laws came into force in 2018, allowing them to inject chemicals to lower the sex drives of offenders caged for raping or sexually assaulting kids.

Yerkinbek Alimebdov, 41, who sexually attacked two school girls, became the first to be sentenced to chemical castration under the new regime in 2019.

Since its introduction, one child rapist, after undergoing the first injection to reduce his libido, said: "It is incredibly difficult, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy."

He called for a ban on the "barbaric" procedure.

However, the Kazakh government believe that the use of forced chemical castration among convicted paedophiles will ultimately slash sex crimes against minors.

Interior Ministry official, Alexey Milyuk, said that, since the law came into effect, "the number of offences against the underages had decreased by 15.4 per cent."

He added that the new "significantly tightened legislation" has allowed jail terms of rape and sexual assault against children to be increased from 12 years to life.

Kazakhstan now also jails all paedophiles in maximum security prisons.

A nurse and grandmother, tasked with castrating paedophiles in one jail hospital, had claimed that the West should also follow the ex-Soviet state's example.

Zoya Manaenko, 69, who began working in country's prison system 35 years ago, insists it is right that child sex attackers should face this "ultimate punishment."

Zoya Manaenko, 69, is tasked with castrating paedophiles in one jail hospital. Source: Will Stewart.
Zoya Manaenko, 69, is tasked with castrating paedophiles in one jail hospital. Source: Will Stewart.

She also said she has no qualms about "taking away their masculine strength."

She said: "These people need to be stopped somehow.

"They commit terrible crimes against children. So it is right that the law allows this."

Kazakhstan's no tolerance policy also includes publishing pictures, names and addresses of all child sex attackers after their release from jail.

Last year, a map showed the location of 234 "potentially dangerous paedophiles" after their release.

On the ethics of naming and shaming lawyer Rena Kerimova said: "These people have children, families, grandchildren and now they are in this database.

"I believe it is a complex subject, it should have been more thought through."

*For 24-hour sexual violence support call the national hotline 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or MensLine on 1800 600 636.   

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission

Originally published as 'Barbaric': Child rapists to be castrated


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