No less than 2,000 Kazakhstani sex offenders are currently facing chemical castration after they were found guilty in different courts and the government provided funding for the injections needed to carry out the sentence.
News Corp reports that the pedophiles were sentenced to the punishment across the country and one man from the Turkestan region will receive the first injection in a process supervised by the health ministry, following the $37,000 allocation from Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Confirming the imminent action, Deputy Health Minister, Lyazat Aktayeva, said:
“At the moment, there has been one request for chemical castration in accordance with a court ruling. Funds have been allocated for more than 2000 injections.”
The process of chemical castration uses anaphrodisiac drugs to reduce the offender’s libido and sexual activity but unlike surgical castration, chemical castration does not remove organs, nor is it a form of sterilization.
Senator Byrganym Aitimova initially stated that castration would be ‘temporary‘, consisting of a ‘one-time injection’, describing it as a necessity to prevent a man from committing sexual violence in a country where child sex crimes are rampant and carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.