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Brunei says no to death penalty for gay sex

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Brunei’s sultan says 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 new laws “draconian” while the US and several other countries had urged Brunei to halt its plans.

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Printable version | Jan 28, 2020 4:43:34 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/brunei-says-no-to-death-penalty-for-gay-sex/article27058325.ece

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