Moldova will use chemical castration for pedophiles. Amnesty International is against the bill
Amnesty International Moldova condemns the enactment of a new regulation which legalizes the forced chemical castration of the persons condemned for rape and sexual assault.
The Parliament of Moldova voted the new regulation today. Therefore, the persons who are imprisoned for sexual crimes or abuses on minors up to 15 years will be emasculated in the last three months of their constraint.
Amnesty International issued a press release saying that the statesmen have defied the fundamental right of physical and psychical inviolability, the right of not being tortured or abused.
“The international agreements regarding the human right prohibit expressly the torture and inhuman treatments, fact followed by the Supreme Law of the Republic of Moldova. It is obvious that the enactment of forced medical procedures is equal to an inhuman treatment,” according to Amnesty International.
The organization asks the Center for Human Rights and the Ministry of Justice to grasp the violation and to appeal the chance of the legislation regarding the forced chemical castration.
“We would like to be correctly understood. Every crime must be punished according to the regulations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is self-explanatory that in case of an abuse of minors, the public opinion supports a rougher punishment. Notwithstanding, we should fight the infringements through legal tools. The forced chemical castration can be considered a regular decision at first sight, but it still does not comply with the human rights, which stand at the basement of any democratic and civilized society,” said Cristina Pereteatcu, Director Executive of Amnesty International Moldova.