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Human Rights: The Inhumane Regime of Iran

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The Iranian regime is a theocratic state based on the principle of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). The authoritarian rulers of Iran violently clamp down on popular demands, including calls for greater personal freedoms and equality.
Freedom of assembly is effectively non-existent in Iran. That is why various social sectors are severely restricted and suppressed when they assembled to voice collective and basic demands. In this context, the Iranian people have increasingly called for the overthrow of the theocracy, believing it does not align with their democratic aspirations and inclination to join the international community as peaceful and responsible actors. In December 2017, people in more than 130 cities in all of Iran's provinces rose up against the regime in large numbers and demanded democratic change and separation of religion and state. The protestors were violently suppressed, with hundreds killed and thousands more jailed and tortured.
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Ukraine: Paedophiles to be chemically castrated with injections under new laws

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The legislation will affect thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors.

Ukrinform news agency says the measure “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity”.

And it is described as “coercive chemical castration”.

In 2017, figures showed 321 child rapes in Ukraine but the number of paedophile sex abuse cases are understood to run into the thousands.

National police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said this week: "Five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine…. within just 24 hours.

“And these are the crimes which parents reported to police despite their fear and anxiety to do so. 

"We can only guess how many latent sexual crimes against children we have in the country.”

In one harrowing case, Daria Lukyanenko, 11, was killed after she “fought back” against an alleged rape attempt by family friend Nikolay Tarasov, 22.

Her body was then found following a six-day search in a village cesspool.

Hundreds attended the funeral and the suspect’s mum, Maria, “disowned” her son before his home was besieged by angry locals.

Under the new laws, Ukraine is also to set up a public register of paedophiles jailed for child rape and sexual abuse of minors. 

Such criminals will be monitored for life by police after release from jail.

In another move, the maximum jail term for raping a child was increased from 12 to 15 years.

The laws involving children was passed at a special session of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. 

Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko who proposed the castration move said: "Ukrainian law does not have a life term or death penalty for sex crimes against children.

"And it is very unlikely that the rapist would not be back to his ‘business’ again after release from jail."

Fellow ex-Soviet state, Kazakhstan, also permits the chemical castration of sex offenders.

Ukraine did not specify the chemical cocktail it will use.

Urologist, Dr Mirzakhmet Zhanadilov, said such methods cause “the lowering of libido”.

Source: dailystar.co.uk, David Rivers, July 12, 2019


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