Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws
Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry.The United Nations has called the laws implemented April 3 "draconian" while the U.S. and several other countries have urged Brunei ...
Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan
The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death.The university said on Saturday it shared the "international revulsion" the ...
Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery
New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation's shores. The penalties were provided for under new sections of Brunei's Shariah Penal ...
UN rights chief urges Brunei to scrap new penal code
People would be executed for offenses such as rape, adultery, homosexual relations, robbery and insult to the Prophet Mohammed under the new code
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