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Mi Hazank drafting bill aimed at paedophiles’ chemical castration

Opposition Mi Hazank is drafting an amendment proposal on introducing the chemical castration of paedophiles, the deputy leader of the party said on Monday.

“Recent cases that have come to light show that the punishment of such crimes is not harsh enough for deterrence,” David Docs told a press conference.

Mi Hazank is drafting an amendment to the penal code on allowing the chemical castration of paedophiles as well as doubling the currently applicable 2 to 8 years prison term in the case of such crimes, he said. The party would even support the option of handing a life term for the perpetrators of such crimes, Docs said.

The party’s proposal is modelled on legislation in place in the United States and Poland, he said.

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