U.N. slams Brunei’s Islamic laws as violation of human rights

Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres gestures during a news conference at Al-Azhar headquarters, in Cairo, Egypt, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Brunei is violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, on Wednesday began implementing Sharia laws, which punish sodomy, adultery and rape with the […]

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