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Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery, Despite International Outcry

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  • Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery, Despite International Outcry

    Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/w...gtype=Homepage

    Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery, Despite International Outcry
    By Iliana Magra

    April 3, 2019

    A harsh new criminal law in Brunei which includes death by stoning for sex between men or for adultery, and amputation of limbs for theft went into effect on Wednesday, despite an international outcry from other countries, rights groups, celebrities and students.

    Brunei, a tiny monarchy on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, based its new penal code on Shariah, Islamic law based on the Quran and other writings, though interpretations of Shariah can vary widely...
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