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Brunei’s new stoning law

This month, the Sultanate of Brunei confirmed plans to impose a new penal code with brutal punishments. These include whipping or death by stoning for extramarital sex and anal sex, among other things, and amputations of limbs for theft. Abortion is also criminalized, and lesbian sex is punished by 40 lashes. Many of these new “crimes” were already prohibited under the country’s Syariah Penal Code ... Read More »

Brunei Sharia: Stoning for homosexuality, extramarital sex

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law. The kingdom has decided to implement the death penalty by stoning as a punishment for homosexuality and extramarital relations, despite ... Read More »