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Death penalty for same-sex Sex : Brunei gay wants to have sexual stony

Despite massive international criticism, the South-East Asian small country of Brunei introduces death penalty for homosexuals. If gay partners have Sex with ea

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Death penalty for same-sex Sex : Brunei gay wants to have sexual stony

Despite massive international criticism, the South-East Asian small country of Brunei introduces death penalty for homosexuals. If gay partners have Sex with each other, threatens them in the future, that you will be stoned like in the middle ages to death.

Upon the decision of the government and with the approval of the authoritarian ruling Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah tightening of the criminal laws accordingly. This is based on the Sharia, the Islamic law is. Also affected are foreigners.

Gays and lesbians have always been under

In the former British colony on the island of Borneo is the large majority of the approximately 500,000 inhabitants are of Muslim faith. The Sultan - one of the richest monarchs in the world - ruled there since 1967. In recent years, conservative Islamic forces have gained influence. So far sexual relations for up to ten years ' imprisonment on homosexuals. Gays and lesbians are oppressed since time immemorial. Homosexuality was also prohibited to colonial times, officially.

From the 3. April in Sex between men or Sex between women can be punished, however, even with the execution. Public beatings with the stick.

Brunei also increases penalties for theft

also, the penalties for theft are Aggravated. In the future, thieves have to expect them to be amputated hands and legs. Amnesty International has appealed to Brunei to refrain from such "cruel and inhuman punishment".

The Federal government recommends in the Travel advice of the foreign office, all of the Brunei-visitors to familiarize themselves with the new regulations. It expressly States: "Individual criminal offences in Sharia law also apply to Non-Muslims - in particular, if a participant is part of a Muslim." In Brunei, there were recently multiple death sentences. Hung, no one was executed but for years. (dpa)

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