2,000 convicted pedophiles to be chemically castrated in Kazakhstan

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Convicted pedophiles in Kazakhstan are facing forcible chemical castration after the government approved funding for 2,000 injections. The first request for the punishment has already been sanctioned.

A paedophile in Kazakhtan is set to be the first in the country to be chemically castrated.

It comes months after a new law was passed permitting the method as punishment for paedophilia.

The unnamed man from the Turkestan region is to undergo an injection supervised by the country’s health ministry, officials announced.

President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has allocated £20,500 for some 2,000 injections on men who commit child sex attacks this year.

Deputy health minister Lyazzat Aktayeva said: “At the moment there has been one request for chemical castration in accordance with a court ruling.”