CLA News / CLA makes statement on Brunei’s Implementation of Sharia Laws


The Commonwealth Lawyers Association is appalled by the decision of the Government of Brunei to implement Sharia penal laws that include the death penalty by stoning for adultery and homosexual acts by consenting adults; and by reports that the death penalty will be imposed for rape and insulting or defaming the Prophet Muhammad; that public caning will be a punishment for abortion; and amputation a punishment for theft.

The full statement can be read HERE.