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Death penalty for gays: Brunei calls for tolerance

homosexuals in Brunei with the stoning. The worldwide criticism of the death penalty, dismissed the Sultanate of now. In a letter to EU politicians, the country calls for tolerance and understanding.

After massive international criticism, the Sultanate of Brunei has defended the introduction of the death penalty against homosexuals. A corresponding letter was sent to the European Parliament, reported the Guardian.

The newspaper quoted from the Letter that Stoning as a punishment for same-sex Sex would be rare, since two men "of high moral rank, and piety" as a witness. The country is emphasized in the letter, therefore, his traditional values and his "family line". This they want to preserve and call for "tolerance, respect and understanding".

The letter to members of the European Parliament, the international criticism on a misunderstanding. "The criminalization of adultery and fornication is to ensure the inviolability of the family line and marriage."

Brunei is a small state on the island of Borneo, the two separate parts of the country by Malaysia and the South China sea.

consequences for Brunei required

The Sultanate of Brunei had the more stringent criminal laws of the 3. April. The newspaper report that was being considered in the European Parliament about the consequences. In the interview, the Freezing of assets had been values, Visa-bans and a black list of Hotels. Previously, the actor George Clooney had asked, and boycotting Hotels owned by the Sultan.

In the Sultanate on the island of Borneo, more than 420,000 inhabitants. Two-thirds of them are of the Muslim faith. Gays and lesbians are oppressed in the former British colony for a long time. Yet homosexuals were punished sexual relations with up to ten years in prison.

Sharia criminal law in Brunei will enter into force 03.04.2019 Homosexuals in Brunei the death penalty, 28.03.2019 Atlas |Brunei |Bandar Seri Begewan

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