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Brunei wont enforce Death Penalty for Gay Sex after severe global backlash

R Sinduja

News Editor

Brunei, the small southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws or sharia punishing sodomy, adultery & rape with death including by stoning & has consistently defended it since 2014. However, in response to criticism, the sultan said the death penalty would not be imposed in the implementation of SPCO. The announcement drew a mixed response from critics.