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In spite of international criticism: the Sharia criminal law in Brunei

In the Sultanate of Brunei in force since today, tougher criminal laws. You see, among other things, the death penalty for same-sex Sex. The step calls in the world, according to strong critics of the Plan.

in Spite of international criticism, in force since today, in the Sultanate of Brunei tougher criminal laws. Homosexual about threatens in the South-East Asian state in the future, the death penalty. Who Sex has been of the same sex, must expect to be stoned to death.

also, the penalties for theft: in the Future, thieves will have to reckon with their hands and legs be amputated were Tightened. This is based on the Sharia, which regulates in a broad sense, the religious and legal norms in Islam.

In the Sultanate on the island of Borneo, two-thirds of the more than 420 000 inhabitants of the Muslim faith. Brunei benefits from Oil and gas reserves. For some time, conservative Islamic forces are on the rise. The authoritarian ruling Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - with assets of many billions of Euro, one of the richest monarchs in the world - had in 2014 begun imposing Sharia law.

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

International protests against the new laws

Against the new laws, there are international numerous protests. The United Nations called on the member country, to dispense with such "draconian penalties". The human rights representative of the Federal government, Bärbel Kofler (SPD), said: "These penalties are with the people would not be compatible and can not be justified with religious reasons". The Human rights organization Human Rights Watch called it "deeply barbaric".

Gays and lesbians are oppressed in the former British colony for a Long time. So far sexual relationships were homosexual up to ten years in prison. In the future, same-sex Sex with public beatings can be punished by the Stock - or, if the court is of the opinion, are particularly hard to judge, with the death penalty. This threat is mainly directed against homosexual men. Experts consider it unlikely that it will actually give executions.

Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is considered to be one of the richest men in the world.

criticism of George Clooney and Elton John

celebrities Also joined the protests against the new laws: The British pop star Elton John and American actor George Clooney called for a Boycott of nine luxury hotels, which are in the possession of the Sultanate in the UK, France, Italy and the United States. Human rights groups Brunei to call the Saudi Arabia of Southeast Asia. Saudi Arabia is dominated by Wahhabism, a particularly strict and traditional interpretation of Islam.

Homosexuals face the death penalty, 28.03.2019 Brunei to the observance of human rights prompted 02.04.2019 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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