News Brief 10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774
Brunei to Introduce Death Penalty by Stoning
Muslims in Brunei who commit adultery can expect to face the death penalty by stoning if found out, according to new sharia law being introduced in the South East Asian state.
The UK's Daily Telegraph has reported the Sultan of Brunei is set to usher in a range of capital and corporal punishments according to sharia law.
According to new laws, citizens found to have committed adultery will be stoned to death, while thieves can expect to have limbs amputated, with those caught drinking alcohol flogged in public.