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7 Countries Where Being Gay Is Legally Punishable By Death.

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According to a report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Association (ILGA-USA), the interpretation of Sharia law is the basis for the punishment for being gay in a number of different countries (ILGA).

Sharia, which literally translates to "way," is a guide for assisting people in locating answers to life's challenges through the lens of Islam, as it was understood by people who held traditional and early beliefs. Those individuals who were responsible for developing those interpretations of Sharia made use of the cultural traditions of the area in which they lived in addition to the customs that prevailed during their era. Following the death of the Prophet Muhammad, between the years 700 and 900 A.D., these interpretations came into existence.

People's interpretations of the Quran, which is the sacred book of Islam, and the Hadith, which are records of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, have led to homosexual actions being punished with the death penalty in some parts of the world. The manner of the execution varies, and some accounts suggest that, according to the specifics of the case, homosexual offenses ought should be punished with less severity than they currently are.

The interpretations of the Sharia, which are in turn based on interpretations of the Quran and Hadith, serve as the cornerstone of Islamic law. The teachings of the two holy books regarding same-sex unions are coming under scrutiny from an increasing number of Islamic scholars.

24/7 In order to identify the nations that continue to prosecute homosexuality as a crime punishable by death, Tempo reviewed a number of studies on human rights and homophobia that were carried out all over the world by non-profit organizations that offer assistance and legal counsel to members of underrepresented communities, including members of the LGBTQ community.

1. Yemen

According to the legislation, gay men in Yemen who are not married face the possibility of spending a year in prison or receiving 100 lashes, while gay men who are married face the possibility of being stoned to death. Women who are homosexuals face a potential prison sentence of up to three years.

2. Iran

An Iranian guy was found guilty of having intercourse with another man in January of 2019, and he was condemned to death as a result of his conviction. After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, being homosexual was classified as a crime that may result in one's execution. In 2007, while visiting Columbia University, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was then the President of Iran, became infamous for making the following statement: "In Iran, we don't have gays, like in your nation."

3. Brunei

Recent news stories have focused on the harsh new Islamic rules that Brunei has implemented. The amputation of thieves and the criminalization of homosexuality and adultery were two of the more chilling measures that were implemented. After several weeks of international outrage, the Sultan of Brunei made the announcement that the latter rules will be put on hold for the time being.

4. Mauritania

In Mauritania, which ranks 11th in land area among the countries of Africa, homosexuality has never been tolerated and has always been illegal. However, this was not a crime punishable by death. Before the amendments made to the penal code in 1983 to reflect an understanding of Sharia law, offenders faced a maximum sentence of three years in jail for their crimes. Because of this, homosexuality became a crime that might result in one's execution. The punishment consists of being stoned to death.

5. Nigeria

The Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act was passed in 2014 and signed into law by Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan. Not only was homosexual marriage made illegal, but the registration of gay clubs, societies, and other LGBT-supporting groups was also prohibited by this law. Additionally, it is against the law for gay people to display public displays of affection for one another. A person who is found guilty of homosexual activity could receive a sentence of up to 14 years in prison. Despite the fact that this regulation is enforced on a national level, twelve states in the north have their own laws that permit gay people, both men and women, to be stoned to death.

6. Qatar

In Qatar, having any kind of relationship with someone of the same sexual orientation is against the law and can result in a prison sentence of up to seven years. According to one interpretation of Sharia law, Muslims in the country are subject to the death penalty if they engage in sexual activity outside of their marriage, regardless of whether the affair is between men, women, or a man and a woman.

7. Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, individuals can face the death penalty for engaging in sexual activity with a partner of the same sex, whether that partner is a man or a woman. In Saudi Arabia, those who commit acts of terrorism can be executed for their crimes. It is possible that flogging will be used as a form of punishment, but this will depend on the nature of the crime. First-time offenders face a variety of punishments, including lashings and prison term, while repeat offenders are given the death sentence.

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