Rape is regarded as one of the most offensive crimes a human can commit. Rape victims are often looked down in the society and have to suffer mental torture without any fault of theirs. The society turns the offender's life into living hell.
The impact is horrific as it inflicts indelible physical, emotional and mental wounds on the victim. But what about the culprit? What should be done to the devil who shatters the soul of the victim?
Different governments across the globe came up with strong laws against sexual assault to make their countries a safer place for their citizens. They made sure anyone who indulged in this heinous crime couldn't roam free. Some punishments are so brutal that they can make you feel pity for the culprits too.
Here are the most brutal rape punishments of different countries around the world.
In Iran, it is said that a rapist is either hanged or shot to death in public. Sometimes, the guilty escape the death penalty by the permission from the victim but is still liable for 100 lashes or life imprisonment.
Any kind of sexual assault, even including a kiss without the consent is considered a rape in Netherlands. The rapist is punished with imprisonment ranging from 4 to 15 years depending on the age of convict.
Even a sexual assault on a prostitute will lead to an imprisonment of 4 years in Netherlands whereas most of the countries are not concerned about the sexual assault on prostitutes.
In France, the rapist is punished with 15 years of jail time with torture which can be extended to 30 years or a life imprisonment depending upon the extent of damage caused to the victim.
Justice is given to the victim in Afghanistan in just four days by shooting the rapist in the head.
North Korea has no leniency for the crime, like rape. Instant justice is given to the rape victim by shooting the rapist in the head by a squad.
In Russia, the convict has to serve a term of imprisonment for over 3 years, which can go up to 30 years depending on the harm done to the victim.
If a person is convicted of rape in Saudi Arabia, then he is executed in public within days of the trial.
In UAE, the punishment of sexual assault or rape is death by hanging. There is no compensation, if you commit rape, you die within 7 days.
In Greece, if the convict of the crime is found guilty of rape, he is punished with incarceration.
India made its rape punishment laws even stronger after the Anti-Rape Bill passed in 2013. The rapist is given an imprisonment of 7 years to 14 years and in rarest of the rare case, the rapist is hanged till death.
In Egypt, the rapist is hanged at public places so that people may become aware of the consequence of this heinous crime.
The USA has two kinds of law - state law and federal law. If a rape case falls under the category of federal law, then the rapist can be fined or awarded life imprisonment. Though state laws of rape punishments differ from state to state.
In Norway, the rapist is punished with the detainment of 4 to 15 years, depending upon the degree of damage to the victim.
In Israel, the rapist gets imprisoned for minimum four years and a maximum of 16 years.