Shariah law comes to first East Asian nation; Brunei blasted for ‘horrific and sickening’ move || By Douglas Ernst


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Photo by: Vincent Thian

FILE – In this July 28, 2002 file photo, a Muslim man prays as he enters Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Brunei on Thursday, May 1, 2014 embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights.

From Thursday, Brunei citizens can be fined or jailed by Islamic courts for offences like not performing Friday prayers, pregnancy out of wedlock, propagating other religions and indecent behavior. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

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