• Indonesia mulls microchips for child rapists


    JAKARTA: Indonesia is considering microchipping convicted child rapists after the brutal gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl sparked demands for tougher punishments, authorities said Friday. The 14-year-old girl was set upon by a gang of drunken men and boys as she walked home from school on the western island of Sumatra. Her battered body was found three days later in the woods, tied up and naked. Seven teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were jailed this week over the assault, while five men have been arrested and are awaiting trial. The attack happened in April but came to public attention this month when activists started posting about it on social media, and has sparked a national debate on sexual violence.


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