Brunei has, since 2014, the gradual made about the judicial system in accordance with islamic law. From the 3 april, it is thought that this so-called sharia law should be fully implemented.
the behaviour of the religious-moral basis will be regarded as criminal offences punishable by the death penalty, including by stoning.
Crimes that could carry the death penalty are, for example, sex with persons of the same sex, infidelity, rape, robbery and insulting the prophet Muhammad.
at the same time introduces the public prygelstraff for abortion and amputation for theft. It will also be illegal to expose muslim children to other religions.
the UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet appeal in a statement to the bruneiska dictatorship to stop the introduction of shariastrafflag.
"It would mean a serious setback for the protection of human rights in Brunei," she says.
the Country already have the death penalty in the scale of punishment, but has not applied it since 1957.
The muslim-dominated absolute monarchy Brunei, as large as half the south of sweden, with 435.000 inhabitants, governed since 1967 by the now 72-year-old sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
the law reform has also aroused strong criticism from politicians and celebrities.
last week called the former U.S. vice president Joe Biden plans ”appalling and immoral” and said that there is no defense for such ”hatred and inhumanity”.
the Actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by oljelandet Brunei's state investment company, among others, the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Dorchester in London.