Topics :: Sharia law

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Brunei’s Anti-Gay Penal Code to Go Into Effect

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
Brunei’s new Islamic penal code, which punishes same-sex acts with death by stoning, is set to go into effect May 1.

Prominent Saudi Feminists Face Prison For Helping Abused Woman

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 3, 2013
Two Saudi women’s rights activists have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter, for helping a Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband.

Saudi Man Sentenced to 500 Lashes for Gay Sex

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 9, 2010
A Saudi man was sentenced to receive 500 lashes and serve five years in prison for engaging in consensual sex with another man--a crime under Islamic law that is sometimes punished with death.

Austria Criticized for Forcibly Deporting Gay Nigerian Soccer Player

By Kilian Melloy | Monday May 17, 2010
An openly gay Nigerian soccer player named Cletus B. was deported from Austria despite harsh laws in his home country that would subject him to the death penalty for his sexual orientation.
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