President of the Republic of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina (C) arrives the Queen’s Palace of Manjakamiadana, in the upper city of Antananarivo, on Nov. 6, 2020. (MAMYRAEL/AFP via Getty Images) Anyone found guilty of raping a minor in Madagascar could soon face some severe penalties, specifically chemical and, in some cases, surgical castration.
The Indian Ocean island nation passed the legislation through parliament on Feb. 2, with the Senate and lower house approving it last week. It will have to be ratified by the High Constitutional Court and signed into law by President Andry Rajoelina to become law.
According to the Madagascar Justice Minister Landy Mbolatiana Randriamanantenasoa, the threat of castrating child rapists has become necessary because current laws are not working. She says 600 cases of rape against a minor were recorded in 2023. January this year has already seen 133 cases.
Chemical castration involves using drugs to block hormones and decrease […]
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