Capital punishment in Brunei

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Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Brunei, although no executions have occurred since the country gained independence in 1984. The last execution in Brunei occurred in 1957, when the country was still a protectorate of Great Britain.

Capital crimes in Brunei include murder, terrorism, drug trafficking, abetting suicide, arson, kidnapping, treason, mutiny, and perjury. In April, 2014, Brunei introduced a new penal code which implemented elements of Sharia law and instituted the death penalty (by stoning) for adultery, sodomy, rape, apostasy, blasphemy, and insulting the Quran.[1]

The legal methods of execution in Brunei are hanging and, since 2014, stoning.[2]

Currently, it is estimated that there are about 4 individuals on death row in Brunei. The last known death sentence was handed out in 2006, and one death sentence was commuted in 2009.[3]

References

  1. "Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. https://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/country-search-post.cfm?country=Brunei