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Brunei enacts Islamic laws to punish gay sex with stoning to death

An update to a previous thread, they have gone ahead and done it.

Under Brunei's laws, sodomy whether between two men or an unmarried heterosexual couple can be punished by being stoned to death or whipped with 100 strokes.

Adultery attracts the same forms of punishment, but as with sodomy it applies only if the accused admits their involvement or at least four eyewitnesses testify.

If a person is convicted by other evidence, they still face being flogged up to 30 times and imprisoned for up to seven years.

Penalties for women who have sex with other women are less severe, but they can still be whipped up to 40 times and jailed for 10 years.

Non-Muslims are not exempt they face exactly the same punishments for adultery or sodomy if their partner is Muslim. It is not clear if two non-Muslims would be punished.

Also in Brunei's Sharia penal code is the punishment of armed robbery with the amputation of the offender's right hand or left foot, and the whipping of Muslims caught drinking alcohol.

Women also face jail terms for giving birth outside of wedlock or having an abortion.

Brunei laws punishing LGBT people with whipping, stoning 'to be implemented next week'

Brunei is set to introduce new laws next week that could see LGBT people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex relations, according to human rights groups that have urged the country to abandon the plan.

Homosexuality is already illegal and punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment in the tiny sultanate, but the changes would see Brunei become the first Asian country to make homosexuality punishable by death.


Socially conservative attitudes prevail across much of Asia with Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei banning sexual relationships between men while Indonesia has seen an increase in raids targeting LGBT people in recent years.


"It is horrible. Brunei is imitating the most conservative Arab states," he said.

Homosexuality is punishable by death in several Muslim-majority countries, including death by stoning in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania.

While some countries don't have the best track record on LGBTQIA rights, some countries have their religious beliefs pushing them to extremes, like the ones where being gay can bring the death penalty.
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