Brunei has announced that the punishment for gay sex and adultery from April 3 onwards will include death by stoning, as the country moves forward with its implementation of Sharia law.

Other harsh punishments, like amputation of a hand or foot for theft, will also be put in place, according to the Guardian.

“To legalise such cruel and inhuman penalties is appalling of itself,” Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Brunei researcher at Amnesty International, said in a statement to the Guardian.

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Homosexuality is already illegal in Brunei, but had previously been punishable by prison, according to the Guardian. The death penalty will reportedly apply to only Muslims for homosexual sex.


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