Sultan of Brunei Backs Off on Law Legalizing the Stoning of People for Gay Sex and Adultery

Brunei has had a “de facto moratorium” on capital punishment for over two decades and “this will also be applied to cases under the (Shariah laws) which provides a wider scope for remission,”

Sultan of Brunei Backs Off on Law Legalizing the Stoning of People for Gay Sex and Adultery

BRUNEI – Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has said that 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 US and several other countries have urged Brunei […]