Brunei, no death penalty for gays

Sun, 5 May 2019 22:20:49 +0200

ROME, MAY 5 - Brunei has backtracked on the laws introduced last month that would have made homosexual relations and adulteries punishable by death by stoning. The Bbc reports that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has extended the moratorium on the death penalty to the new legislation.
Planned for some crimes, no capital punishment has been carried out in Brunei since 1957.
The turnaround follows a global protest, including boycotts and protests from various celebrities, raised against new laws based on Islamic sharia.