Dozens of convicted child sex offenders are set to be castrated in Kazakhstan, the country’s Government has announced.
The 25 sex criminals are the latest to undergo a controversial procedure which one man said left him “aching so badly” he could hardly walk.
A total of 95 men are expected to undergo chemical castration in the ex-Soviet state this year at a cost of £178 per paedophile.
Interior Ministry official Alexey Milyuk said that since the 2018 law came into effect, “the number of offences against the underaged has decreased by 15.4%”.
The country’s Government reckons the use of forced chemical castration to dramatically reduce male libido among convicted paedos will ultimately slash sex crimes against children.
Mr Milyuk said: “Legislation has been significantly tightened to prevent crimes against the sexual integrity of children.
“Early parole for paedophiles has been prohibited. Jail terms for rape and sexual violence against children has been increased from 12 years to life.
Kazakhstan now jails all paedophiles in maximum security prisons.
One child rapist castrated called for a ban on the “barbaric” procedure.
He added: “It is incredibly difficult. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.”
But a nurse tasked with castrating the sex criminals in one Kazakh jail claims the West should follow the example.
Zoya Manaenko, 69, insists it is right that child sex attackers should face this ultimate punishment.
She said: “These people need to be stopped somehow.
“They commit terrible crimes against children. So it is right that the law allows this.”
Kazakhstan’s no-tolerance policy includes publishing pictures, names and addresses of all child sex attackers after their release from jail.
Last year a map showed the location of 234 “potentially dangerous paedophiles” after their release.
Among those on the list of shame was Turegaz Tekebayev, 34, who had molested a five-year-old.
Another was Igor Trusov, 60, who sexually abused an eight year old and was released in 2018 after a seven-year sentence.
Timur Musin, 32, served a dozen years in jail for abusing a two year old, according to the blacklist.
Lawyer Rena Kerimova said of naming and shaming: “These people have children, families, grandchildren.
“And now they are in this database. I believe it is a complex subject, it should have been thought through.
“People who are not repeat offenders should not have been included in the database.”