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Brunei: New Report on Abusive Penal Code

Expand The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah listens during the first executive session of the CHOGM summit at Lancaster House in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.  © 2019 AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth Brunei should immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to the sultan of Brunei and a report, “Brunei’s Pernicious New Penal Code.” Related Content Human Rights Watch Letter to His Royal Highness Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah   Brunei’s Syariah Penal Code (2013), which went into effect on April 3, 2019, imposes…

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