Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#BRUNEI: Kingdom Defends Stoning Gays To Death; Letter To European Union Calls For "Tolerance" and "Understanding" Of Policy

[world politics news]

Brunei has written to the European Parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions would be rare as it required two men of "high moral standing piety" to be witnesses.

In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the European Union calls for “tolerance, respect, understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values and "family lineage."

The new penal code, which also provides for amputation in the case of thieves and whipping for people wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex, went into effect April 3, despite international condemnation.


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