Nigeria: UN condemns plan to castrate rapists

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet (pictured in June) condemned plans to castrate rapists and paedophiles in Nigeria (Photo Pool/AFP)

The United Nations has condemned plans to castrate rapists and paedophiles in Nigeria and called the measures 'draconian'.

Recall in September, the governor of Nigeria's Kaduna state signed a law saying men convicted of rape would be subjected to surgical castration - with those found guilty of raping a child under the age of 14 facing the death penalty.  

Usman Umaru reports from Abuja.

The governor of Nigeria's Kaduna state Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai (pictured above) has signed a law saying men convicted of rape will face surgical castration (Photo Twitter/@govkaduna)

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