Brunei passes law to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning

Brunei passes law to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning

- Asian country Brunei has passed a new law which would see persons who engage in homosexual sex and adultery punished with a death sentence

- The new law takes effect from April 3, 2019

Brunei, a small kingdom in southeast Asia has passed a new law that will see homosexual sex and adultery all punished by death.

According to a report by CNN, the new law takes effect, April 3, 2019 and any person found guilty of the offenses shall be stoned to death.

The South Asian country recently announced some strict laws which had been gradually rolled out in 2014.

Brunei passes law to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning

The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

READ ALSO: Ghana’s KNUST builds solar-powered vehicle

On December 29, 2018, Brunei’s Attorney General’s Department announced the latest phase of implementation of the provisions on its website.

Human rights groups were quick to express horror at the penal code, which will also order amputation as a punishment for theft.

"Brunei must immediately halt its plans to implement these vicious punishments, and revise its Penal Code in compliance with its human rights obligations. The international community must urgently condemn Brunei's move to put these cruel penalties into practice," Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Brunei Researcher at Amnesty International, said in a statement.

PAY ATTENTION: Pointers To A Healthy Relationship We All Should Know About

The tiny, oil-rich kingdom of just over 450,000 people is located on the island of Borneo, close to moderate Islamic nations of Indonesia and Malaysia.

Yenkasa: Should the study of french be made compulsory in Ghana? | #Yencomgh

Subscribe to watch new videos

READ ALSO: Kwame Nkrumah’s first car rotting away at the National Museum (Photo)

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook/Instagram page and we could feature your story.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
200 killed in Sri Lanka after churches hit by explosions on Easter Sunday

200 killed in Sri Lanka after churches hit by explosions on Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka: 200 killed after churches, hotels hit by explosions on Easter Sunday
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel