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Indonesia Province to Punish Gay Sex By Caning

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade | Sep 27
Lawmakers in a conservative Muslim Indonesian province passed a law Saturday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

Malaysian Lesbians Arrested Under Sharia Law

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 4
Two Malaysian women were arrested this week and charged with violating the Sharia Law for being lesbians, after a dildo was found in their hotel room.

Brunei’s Anti-Gay Penal Code to Go Into Effect

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 30
Brunei’s new Islamic penal code, which punishes same-sex acts with death by stoning, is set to go into effect May 1.

Prominent Saudi Feminists Face Prison For Helping Abused Woman

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
Two Saudi women’s rights activists have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter, for helping a Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband.

Saudi Man Sentenced to 500 Lashes for Gay Sex

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 9
A Saudi man was sentenced to receive 500 lashes and serve five years in prison for engaging in consensual sex with another man--a crime under Islamic law that is sometimes punished with death.

Austria Criticized for Forcibly Deporting Gay Nigerian Soccer Player

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 17
An openly gay Nigerian soccer player named Cletus B. was deported from Austria despite harsh laws in his home country that would subject him to the death penalty for his sexual orientation.

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