Sharia law

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‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police
Exclusive: In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises things will be different from the brutal 1990s

Emma Graham-Harrison and Abdul Rauf Wafa in Kandahar

19, Sep, 2021 @6:45 AM

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#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban
Women around the world are sharing pictures of themselves in traditional colourful clothes in a campaign against the new strict dress code for female students

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

15, Sep, 2021 @5:28 AM

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Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 countries, report finds
One in every 100 deaths is a suicide: campaigners say criminalisation deters people seeking the help they need

Sarah Johnson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Landmark UK court ruling due in ‘bride price’ dispute
Woman has taken her ex-husband and his parents to court seeking full payment of her mahr

Amelia Hill

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Islamic faith marriages not valid in English law, appeal court rules
Judgment leaves many Muslim women without redress at end of relationship, lawyers say

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

14, Feb, 2020 @12:44 PM

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George Clooney vows to keep up pressure on Brunei over gay-sex death penalty
Actor calls for sustained commercial boycott after Brunei puts moratorium on death penalty for gay sex

Andrew Pulver

07, May, 2019 @10:23 AM

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Evening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester
Hotel is subject to boycott over sultan’s policy of punishing gay sex with death by stoning

Simon Murphy

23, Apr, 2019 @4:37 PM

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Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU
Kingdom’s mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal code

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Apr, 2019 @12:30 PM

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‘Inspiring’ protester becomes symbol of resistance for Sudanese women
The woman at a Khartoum demonstration ‘was trying to give hope,’ says eyewitness

Jason Burke

09, Apr, 2019 @5:18 PM

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‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei
Draconian new laws have spread unease rather than outright panic in a population that is used to finding ways around legislation

Kate Lamb in Bandar Seri Begawan

06, Apr, 2019 @10:25 PM

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The Guardian view on Brunei and stoning: don’t leave it to celebrities to act | Editorial
Editorial: Brunei’s shocking new penal code must be challenged – through deeds as well as words. Britain’s responsibilities are clear


04, Apr, 2019 @5:25 PM

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Malaysian man who married 11-year-old Thai girl fined $448 by sharia court
Man who already had two wives also charged with polygamy in case that caused outrage in Malaysia

Kate Lamb

10, Jul, 2018 @6:53 AM

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