Indonesian President Joko Widodo has defended the introduction of chemical castration for paedophiles, saying there can be “no compromise” when it comes to tackling sex crimes.Chemical castration involves using drugs to reduce libido and sex drive.

Mr Widodo introduced a series of tough punishments for child sex offenders in May through an emergency decree, including chemical castration and the death penalty, following an outcry over the fatal gang-rape of a schoolgirl.

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