Capital punishment is a legal punishment in Brunei. The last execution was in 1957.

Capital crimes in Brunei include murder, terrorism, drug trafficking, abetting suicide, arson, kidnapping, treason, mutiny, perjury and as of 2019, homosexuality. In April, 2014, Brunei introduced a new penal code which implemented elements of Sharia law and instituted the death penalty (by stoning) for adultery, sodomy, rape, apostasy, blasphemy, and insulting Islam.[1]

The legal methods of execution in Brunei are hanging and, since 2014, stoning.[1]

Currently, it is estimated that there are about six individuals on death row in Brunei. The last known death sentence was handed out in 2017,[2] and one death sentence was commuted in 2009.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Death Penalty in Brunei". www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.