Brunei’s LGBT community flees ‘inhumane’ new stoning laws

Bex Wright
Alexandra Field Profile V2

Updated 4:57 AM ET, Wed April 3, 2019

(CNN) When the tiny, oil-rich kingdom of Brunei first announced in 2013 that it would adopt strict Islamic laws, including death by stoning for gay sex, many in the country’s LGBT community considered fleeing.

But some stayed on, hoping that the law, which is set to be formally enacted on April 3, would never come to pass.

“It’s really scary,” says Khairul, a young gay man in Brunei who spoke to CNN over the phone.

He and others interviewed by CNN for this story asked that their real identities to be hidden over concerns for their safety and that of their families. Tiếp tục đọc “Brunei’s LGBT community flees ‘inhumane’ new stoning laws”

UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

Al Jazeera

The UN is sending a fact-finding team to investigate alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Around 75,000 have fled Rakhine state since the military began a security operation last October [Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images]
Around 75,000 have fled Rakhine state since the military began a security operation last October [Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images]

The UN on Tuesday appointed a three-member team to investigate alleged abuses by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The fact-finding mission will be led by prominent Indian lawyer Indira Jaising, Sri Lankan lawyer Radhika Coomaraswamy, and Australian human rights consultant Christopher Dominic Sidoti, according to a statement from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas”

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Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng?

17/04/2017 11:33 GMT+7

TTO – Bình Nhưỡng đã năm lần thử hạt nhân và hơn chục lần bắn thử các loại tên lửa. Không biết bao nhiêu lời răn đe, không biết bao nhiêu biện pháp trừng phạt đã được công bố nhưng có vẻ đâu vẫn hoàn đấy. Vì sao vậy?

Triều Tiên - Vì sao căng thẳng?
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