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23 May 2019

In Brunei, women still face 40 lashes as punishment for lesbian sex

Despite a partial ‘caving in’ to international pressure over the enforcement of the death penalty by stoning for gay sex.

Despite a partial ‘caving in’ to international pressure over the enforcement of the death penalty by stoning for gay sex, Brunei remains under widespread international disgust and criticism over its Sharia Penal Code (SPC) with prescribed punishments including: stoning to death for gay sex and public flogging for abortions, adultery or rape – and women face 40 lashes as punishment for lesbian sex.
Brunei should ‘immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code’, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
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Despite a partial ‘caving in’ to international pressure over the enforcement of the death penalty by stoning for gay sex, Brunei remains under widespread international disgust and criticism over its Sharia Penal Code (SPC) with prescribed punishments including: stoning to death for gay sex and public flogging for abortions, adultery or rape – and women face 40 lashes as punishment for lesbian sex.

Brunei should ‘immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code’, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

To read more, click here

Brunei Darussalam

Reader's Comments

1. 2019-05-23 23:55  
It is 2019 Wakeup!
2. 2019-05-23 23:55  
It is 2019 Wakeup!
3. 2019-06-17 00:57
Wakeup? Rather than a one word comment I suggest a little history of Brunei and the reason behind the introduction of sharia law might make for interesting reading. The story involves the spread of Islam centuries ago, massive corruption (many tens of billions of US$s) in the ruling family and a desire to hold on to power. Not a little unlike the USA at present I'd think.

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