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Brunei Backtracks on Death Penalty for Gay Sex

Brunei has backtracked on enforcing laws that would have made gay sex punishable by death. However, being gay in Brunei can still land you behind bars.

Brunei Backtracks on Anti-Gay Death Penalty Law

Brunei will no longer impose the death penalty by stoning on those convicted of having gay sex. New Islamic laws were introduced in April 2019 that punished sodomy, adultery and rape with death — including by stoning. In upholding international commitments and obligations on human rights, the country will be ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). Celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John fighting for your rights through activism called for boycotting hotels owned by the sultan around the world. Brunei first introduced Sharia or Islamic canonical law, in 2014. The sultan said the Sharia law and the common law ensure harmony of the countries politics.

“Allah, the provider of blessings, will never bestow upon us laws meant to inflict cruelty on others.” Brunei’s Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, said the death penalty will not be imposed after facing a massive international backlash.

“We have given clarification to this. We are conscious of the fact that misperceptions may cause apprehension. As evident for more than two decades, our country has practiced a de facto moratorium on the execution of the death penalty for cases under the common law. This will also be applied to cases under the SPCO, which provides a wider scope for remission.”

Leaders of the country both the common law and the Syariah law aim to ensure the peace and harmony of the country.They are also crucial politics that are seen culturally in protecting the morality and decency of the public as well as respecting the privacy of individuals. Homosexuality is still illegal in Brunei, and punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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05/06/2019 9:43 PMupdated: 05/06/2019 9:53 PM
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55 comments

  • Ashif A.
    05/06/2019 21:49

    God hate fags

  • Ayush S.
    05/06/2019 21:50

    I don't know why it is so offensive in brunei while the same law is in iran but there it is not that offensive 😀

  • Jason K.
    05/06/2019 21:51

    This is against humanity. 😢😡

  • Jaime L.
    05/06/2019 21:55

    Oink , oink 🐖🐖🐖🐷🐷🐷

  • James D.
    05/06/2019 21:59

    They always seem back down on these laws when it's going hurt their $$$$

  • Jose G.
    05/06/2019 22:01

    Prefiero decir, tuve un hijo varón, que decir tengo un hijo gay, el que entendió, entendio.

  • Mark B.
    05/06/2019 22:07

    WHO WANTS POOFS IN THE COUNTRY..NOT ME IF I WAS IN CHARGE..

  • Hannan S.
    05/06/2019 22:08

    Gays should be stoned to death it should be in every country. This is an unnatural act

  • Suze A.
    05/06/2019 22:12

    Welcome to the 18th century.

  • Nelson I.
    05/06/2019 22:14

    The fact you are a gay or claim to be a gay, doesn't makes it Right. Things must be looked from a larger scale, if an act is viewed by society as being bad. Such act, shouldn't be tolerated. How can a reasonable man, puts his dick into a fellow mans anus. What a horrible act

  • Tim L.
    05/06/2019 22:14

    Stupid law and what worst is that you all worship someone that doesn't even exist. A dog would be a better god, at least he will try to save you.

  • Zeshan J.
    05/06/2019 22:16

    Good decision

  • Sandra T.
    05/06/2019 22:17

    Money money... Si ce n'était pas son propre argent qui était en jeu il n'aurait rien fait.. #Politics

  • Inna D.
    05/06/2019 22:25

    😒Hate religion doesn't matter if it's christian or Muslim I hate religion all together

  • Kehar K.
    05/06/2019 22:30

    everything is about power!

  • Hassan M.
    05/06/2019 22:35

    As an ex-muslim I always see liberals and people from the west blame Christianity for almost everything. But never seem to criticise Islam for their insane sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism etc. They always seem to portray Islam as some kind of victim🤔🤔

  • Sabine H.
    05/06/2019 22:41

    So this is where America's "evanglicals" get their ideas.

  • Aiden C.
    05/06/2019 22:46

    😡😡😡 promoviendo el odio. Como no le cae una bomba en esa cabeza suya y deja de joder con ideas estupidas.. gente asi no debetia de haber..

  • Brian C.
    05/06/2019 22:53

    That man looks like a 🐒 and that hat the one going around collecting coins from people

  • Hind H.
    05/06/2019 22:54

    If science and biology say that gay ppl don't exist ...it means they don't exist and i stand by Brunei and i hope they help put an end to this madness.