toughened its punishments for child rapists to include the death penalty and
outrage over several recent rape incidents including the gang-rape and murder
of a 14-year-old girl.
Joko Widodo said the regulation was "intended to overcome the crisis
caused by sexual violence against children".
the maximum sentence for rape, of either an adult or a child, was 14 years in
jailed for sexual offences against children may also now be made to wear
electronic monitoring devices after their release.
The case of
Yuyun, the murdered schoolgirl in Sumatra, prompted
widespread public anger.
as news of other brutal attacks came to light, including local media reports of
the gang-rape and murder of an 18-year-old factory worker in Banten province.
by emergency presidential decree, the new rules are in effect immediately but
could be overturned by parliament at a later date.
"An extraordinary crime deserves an exceptional
response", Mr Widodo said.
INDONESIA INTRODUCES DEATH PENALTY AND CHEMICAL CASTRATION FOR PAEDOPHILES4.55SEEKER Tuesday, 31 May 2016 Indonesia has toughened its punishments for child rapists to include the death penalty and chemical castration. It follows outrage o...