Entry #9991: Homosexual activity in Brunei

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RegionBrunei
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateApr 3, 2019
End Date(none)
DescriptionOn April 3rd, 2019, Brunei integrated more strict laws based off of Islam into its common law. The country immediately received heavy criticism, and some of Brunei’s buildings in other countries such as the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Dorchester in London were boycotted. Due to international pressure, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, placed a moratorium on the new law regarding homosexual acts, which allowed a maximum punishment of death by stoning. The moratorium is able to be dismantled at any moment by the Sultan due to his high level of power, but he has not done so yet.
Sourceshttps://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720598000/brunei-wont-enforce-death-by-stoning-law-for-gay-sex-sultan-says
https://www.reuters.com/article/world/brunei-says-it-wont-enforce-gay-death-penalty-after-backlash-idUSKCN1SB0FL/
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html


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Revision History (9)

edited by Unknownmiles. Forgot to change the status

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)

edited by Unknownmiles. There is a moratorium in place

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Start DateMar 28, 2019Apr 3, 2019
DescriptionDeath penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.On April 3rd, 2019, Brunei integrated more strict laws based off of Islam into its common law. The country immediately received heavy criticism, and some of Brunei’s buildings in other countries such as the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Dorchester in London were boycotted. Due to international pressure, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, placed a moratorium on the new law regarding homosexual acts, which allowed a maximum punishment of death by stoning. The moratorium is able to be dismantled at any moment by the Sultan due to his high level of power, but he has not done so yet.
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Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women. On April 3rd, 2019, Brunei integrated more strict laws based off of Islam into its common law. The country immediately received heavy criticism, and some of Brunei’s buildings in other countries such as the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Dorchester in London were boycotted. Due to international pressure, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, placed a moratorium on the new law regarding homosexual acts, which allowed a maximum punishment of death by stoning. The moratorium is able to be dismantled at any moment by the Sultan due to his high level of power, but he has not done so yet.
Sourceshttps://www.agc.gov.bn/aGc%20images/Laws/Gazette_pdf/2013/en/syariah%20penal%20code%20order2013.pdf
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720598000/brunei-wont-enforce-death-by-stoning-law-for-gay-sex-sultan-says
https://www.reuters.com/article/world/brunei-says-it-wont-enforce-gay-death-penalty-after-backlash-idUSKCN1SB0FL/
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html
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https://www.agc.gov.bn/aGc%20images/Laws/Gazette_pdf/2013/en/syariah%20penal%20code%20order2013.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html https://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720598000/brunei-wont-enforce-death-by-stoning-law-for-gay-sex-sultan-says https://www.reuters.com/article/world/brunei-says-it-wont-enforce-gay-death-penalty-after-backlash-idUSKCN1SB0FL/ https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html

edited by LGBTsoutheastasian. grammar correction

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DescriptionDeath penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced, under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
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Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced, under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women. (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.

edited by LGBTsoutheastasian. added

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DescriptionDeath penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced, under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
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Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women. (unenforced, under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.

edited by danlev. Revert abuse

Old Value New Value
ValueLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Description[EDIT REMOVED]Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
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[EDIT REMOVED] Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
Reports (1)
  • Other "General error! Brunei does not appear on equality index but Afghanistan appears twice"

edited by KYSSSSS. Whysussiid

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Legal
Reports (2)
  • Other "Wtf is this?"
  • Status is not correct "Spam"

edited by KYSSSSS. EQUALDEX RACIST

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DescriptionDeath penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.[EDIT REMOVED]
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Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women. [EDIT REMOVED]

edited by LGBT_southeastasian

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DescriptionStarting April 3rd, 2019, new penal code instituted by the Sultan will include death by stoning to those caught and convicted of homosexual offensesDeath penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
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Starting April 3rd, 2019, new penal code instituted by the Sultan will include death by stoning to those caught and convicted of homosexual offenses Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sexhttps://www.agc.gov.bn/aGc%20images/Laws/Gazette_pdf/2013/en/syariah%20penal%20code%20order2013.pdf
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html
Show Difference
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex https://www.agc.gov.bn/aGc%20images/Laws/Gazette_pdf/2013/en/syariah%20penal%20code%20order2013.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/05/asia/brunei-lgbt-death-penalty-intl/index.html

created by vviet93

Original entry
StatusIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Start DateMar 28, 2019
End Date(none)
DescriptionStarting April 3rd, 2019, new penal code instituted by the Sultan will include death by stoning to those caught and convicted of homosexual offenses
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/brunei-brings-in-death-by-stoning-as-punishment-for-gay-sex
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "I believe due to international pressure they changed it "