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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have called on the south-east Asian nation of Brunei to abandon plans to introduce new laws within days that would punish gay sex with death by stoning. The country’s strict new sharia law Penal Code will come into effect from next Wednesday (April 3), according to government documents released …

Man accused of gay sex in Aceh in Indonesia is caned in public

Two men accused of having gay sex have been publicly caned 87 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh. On Friday, Aceh officials staged the public canings of the two men and 13 others in front of a crowd of 300 people who jeered during both of their punishments, CNN reported. Aceh is the …