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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:35 PM

Brunei laws punishing LGBT people with whipping, stoning 'to be implemented next week' [View all]

Brunei is set to introduce new laws next week that could see LGBT people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex relations, according to human rights groups that have urged the country to abandon the plan.

Homosexuality is already illegal and punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment in the tiny sultanate, but the changes would see Brunei become the first Asian country to make homosexuality punishable by death.

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Socially conservative attitudes prevail across much of Asia with Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei banning sexual relationships between men while Indonesia has seen an increase in raids targeting LGBT people in recent years.

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"It is horrible. Brunei is imitating the most conservative Arab states," he said.

Homosexuality is punishable by death in several Muslim-majority countries, including death by stoning in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania.


While some countries don't have the best track record on LGBTQIA rights, some countries have their religious beliefs pushing them to extremes, like the ones where being gay can bring the death penalty.

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