Brunei Adopts Harsh Sharia Law

DW: Brunei Shariah law applies death sentence for homosexuality

Rights groups are outraged as the Brunei government has announced additions to its Islamic penal code, including death by stoning and whipping. DW spoke with human rights activist Matthew Woolfe about the consequences.

Brunei, a small sultanate on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, introduced the Shariah Penal Code in 2014. The government decided to implement the legal changes in stages, with the first round including fines and jail sentences for offenses like adultery or failing to pray on Fridays.

Read more ....

More News On Brunei Adopting Harsh Sharia Law

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery -- SCMP/AFP
Gay sex and adultery will be punishable by stoning to death and thieves will be amputated under 'vicious' new Sharia laws brought in by Brunei -- Daily Mail
LGBT+ people to be stoned or whipped to death in Brunei under new sex law -- The Independent
Stoning gays? Amputating thieves? Brunei slammed for 'vicious' new laws -- NBC/AP

Subscribe to receive free email updates: