New Brunei Law Sentences Gay Sex Offenders to Death

In Politics 2019-04-03 15:02:14
New Brunei Law Sentences Gay Sex Offenders to Death
New Brunei Law Sentences Gay Sex Offenders to Death

Those guilty of gay sex can be stoned to the point of death

A set of Islamic criminal laws produced results in Brunei on Wednesday that make gay sex and adultery deserving of stoning to the point of death, setting off an objection from a few nations, groups and celebrities. 

 

The punishments were accommodated under new sections of Brunei's Shariah Penal Code which were set up in 2014 to reinforce the impact of Islam in the nation. 

 

Beforehand, gay practices was at that point culpable in Brunei by a correctional prison term of as long as 10 years. Yet, under the new laws - which apply to teenagers and adults, regardless of whether they are not Muslim - those guilty of gay sex can be stoned to the point of death or flogged.

 

There has been no vocal opposition to the new punishments in Brunei, where the sultan manages as head of state with full official power. 

 

Be that as it may, the United States joined the United Kingdom, Germany and France in asking Brunei to stop its plans.

 

"The United States strongly opposes violence, criminalization and discrimination targeting vulnerable groups, including women at risk of violence, religious and ethnic minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons," State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement.

 

Famous people including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have voiced opposition to the new laws, and have aroused a blacklist of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with connections to Hassanal, who is still sultan in Brunei.