The country's strict new laws were announced inand have been rolled out gradually. That's why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so. Beginning on Wednesday, extramarital sex, anal sex, and abortion are to be punished by death by stoning. We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. Anyone found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death, according to a new penal code based on Sharia law, an Islamic legal system that outlines strict corporal punishments. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has hit Sichuan province in southwestern China.
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LGBT rights are human rights. Video shows fiery aftermath of suspected attack on tanker. The sultan, 72, is also the prime minister and holds several other titles.
He first introduced the draconian version of Shariah inas part of a long-term project to impose a restrictive form of Islam on his country, which is majority Muslim.