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Poland first in Europe to castrate sex offenders


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Poland first in Europe to castrate sex offenders

Paedophiles and those found guilty of incest in Poland will soon be getting obligatory medical treatment, including chemical castration, after a new law was passed in parliament with only one vote against and two abstentions.

The Liberal government of Donald Tusk says anyone raping someone less than 15, or a close member of family could receive psychological and pharmacological therapies to stem their sexual urges after release from prison. “We are in the forefront in Europe among those who are not going to tolerate paedophile behaviour and these kinds of crime against our children” says one MP. The bill, the first of its kind in Europe, still needs approval in parliament’s upper house, and from the president. Calls for a crackdown grew after a case this summer of a minor who was held against her will for six years shocked the nation.