President Widodo said the law will aim to prevent the sexual abuse of children across the country.
Asrorun Niam Sholeh, head of government-backed child rights group, the National Cmmission for Child Protection (NCCP) said: “The microchip will be fitted before the criminals are released from prison, and is needed to monitor and locate them after they are freed.” Australian Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis is on trial for the alleged sexual abuse of at least 11 girls, between the ages of eight and 17, in Bali.
Repeat offenders and those who abuse their family members currently face up to 20 years behind bars - but courts can now order their chemical castration and tagging with a microchip.
Those who murder their victims or leave them with permanent physical or psychological scars can be punished by death.
Her body was found in local woods, tied up and naked three days after she went missing.
He will not face the tough new laws as they are not retroactive.Indonesia will start chemically castrating convicted paedophiles as a punishment added to jail terms in an effort to combat an alarming rate of child sex abuse, the country's state prosecutor said.Government data show that child abuse cases had jumped from 2,178 cases in 2011 to 5,066 cases in 2014.Prasetyo said the punishment would be authorised soon through a presidential directive, which means it will automatically become law without parliament having to vote on it.The ruling, signed by the country’s president, will make Indonesia the first south east Asia country to use chemical castration on sex offenders, following in the footsteps of Russia, Poland, South Korea and some states in America.
Parliament passed the new laws on Wednesday following the brutal rape and murder of Yuyun as she walked home from school.