Canada condemns Brunei’s Sharia penal code

Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement calling Brunei’s imposition of severe punishments under its new Sharia penal code "appalling". Punishments include corporal punishment and the death penalty that will particularly affect women and members of the LGBTQ2 community. Canada has raised concerns directly with Brunei and urges Brunei to suspend the implementation of its new penal code and to make changes to ensure that it is consistent with international human rights obligations.

News release- Global Affairs Canada