Change in law to increase punishment for abusers and sex offenders

Change in law to increase punishment for abusers and sex offenders

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People of Malta started this petition to Robert Abela - Prime Minister of Malta and

In recent months, Malta witnessed several cases in which individuals convicted of abuse, be it domestic, sexual and even rape were given minimal sentences which as it stands are not commensurate to the criminal act itself.  A person cannot possibly only get a 4 year sentence for sexually abusing a child, a father cannot possibly be jailed for four years for sexually abusing his two adolescent daughters for six years, a person cannot possibly only be instructed to attend anger management counselling for abusing his partner.  But it is possible because it happened.  As long as Malta’s judiciary is responding to such horrid offences with measly sentences these crimes are bound to be repeated.  We are unfortunately living in a country were animal cruelty and abuse or even convictions of individuals owning cannabis for personal use are met with similar if not higher punishments than any sort of abuse towards another human being.  This must change. 

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