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Death By Stoning Among Punishments In New Brunei Anti-LGBT, Criminal Laws

The punishments are part of Brunei's penal code, first announced in 2013. While the new laws stipulate the death penalty for certain offenses, Brunei has not executed anyone in decades.
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah attends an event on Wednesday. Source: AFP/Getty Images

Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET

Harsh criminal and anti-LGBT laws went into effect on Wednesday in Brunei amid outcry from human rights groups and celebrities.

Brunei's interpretation of Islamic law now imposes death by stoning as a punishment for sex between men and adultery, as well as amputation of limbs for.

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