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Turkey Considering Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders

Expand A guard stands at his post in front of the Turkish parliament in Ankara,Turkey, July 19, 2016. © 2016 Reuters Turkey has opened the door – again – to the idea of mandating chemical castration for those convicted of sex offences against children, a wrongheaded and abusive approach to dealing with child sexual abuse. Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül told reporters on February 21 the government is considering this in the wake of public outcry over a string of sexual assaults of children. They also vowed to introduce heavier penalties for child sex abuse. The Turkish government has…

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