Follow Us: The punishment will be "witnessed by a group of Muslims. Copyright Scripps Media, Inc. Brunei last week introduced new laws that would see gay people stoned to death. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Human rights groups were quick to express horror at the penal code, which will also order amputation as a punishment for theft. It indicates the ability to send an email.
The kingdom of Brunei, which shares the island of Borneo with parts of Malaysia and Indonesia, is incredibly wealthy because of its oil reserves, and when it gained independence from Britain in the country had one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, The New York Times reported.
In Brunei, a tiny nation built on oil money, half the capital city's population lives in an otherworldly 'water village' where thousands of houses stand on monsoon-proof stilts. Since the introduction of the new anti-gay laws, celebrities and activists have called for a global boycott of many of the sultan's propertiesincluding Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, The Dorchester in London, and Le Meurice in Paris. Facebook Icon The letter F.
Brunei defends stoning gay people to death, claiming convictions will be rare Country demanded "respect and understanding" in a letter to the European Union By Rhuaridh Marr on April 23, rhuaridh.