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Brunei Defends Anti-Gay ‘Death by Stoning’ Law in Letter to EU

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei (CC BY 3.0) Brunei has defended its punishment of death by stoning for gay sex in a letter to the European Parliament. Under Brunei’s new law, adultery is punished similarly, and thieves are punished with amputations. Wrote the Brunei Mission to the EU in the letter: “The SPCO does not criminalise nor has any intention to victimise a person’s status based on sexual orientation or belief, including same-sex relations. The criminalisation of adultery and sodomy is to safeguard the sanctity of family lineage and marriage of individual...
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