Tag Archive | The Brunei Project

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Diplomatic pressure on Brunei should not be eased until anti-LGBT+ laws are completely repealed, human rights advocates said on Monday, dismissing the Southeast Asian country’s move to extend a moratorium on the death penalty. Brunei sparked a global outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, allowing whipping […]

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict new anti-LGBT+ laws

Brunei urged to halt introduction of strict new anti-LGBT+ laws

Brunei must row back on plans to implement changes to its penal code next month that could see LGBT+ people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups said on Monday. Brunei was the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law in 2014, when it announced the first of three […]