Other world leaders have followed in denouncing the country's harsh practices and stood by the LGBT community. Clooney wrote in an opinion piece published by Deadline last week. The two systems will run in parallel starting April 3, the statement said, and will "maintain peace and order and preserve religion, life, family and individuals regardless of gender, nationality, race and faith. Ramadan starts with a human rights victory. However, he pointed to some positive developments, in countries including Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tunisia, where advocates have recently won court cases affirming the right to form organisations to lobby for rights. April 3, An earlier version of this article misstated the punishment for lesbian sex under the new law.
He first introduced the draconian version of Shariah inas part of a long-term project to impose a restrictive form of Islam on his country, which is majority Muslim.
Ramadan starts with a human rights victory. The death penalty will also be required for some other offenses, including rape and some forms of blasphemy or heresy, like ridiculing the Quran or insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Anyone who has reached puberty is treated as an adult — while younger children who are old enough to understand right and wrong may be flogged. About Logo Press.
Sodomy laws in the United States.