UNAIDS: Death penalty set by Brunei monarchy is breach of human rights.

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Underscoring that every person has the right to be ‘free from torture’ and ‘cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment’, UNAIDS has warned the new penal code of Brunei monarchy that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage and called it a breach of international human rights norms.The agency dedicated to tackling the virus, and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the sexual and reproductive health agency, warned the new penal code, which came into force in the south-east Asian monarchy on Wednesday, “will have a significant negative impact on overall health and well-being” there.“These extreme and unjustified punishments will drive people underground and out of reach of life-saving HIV treatment and prevention services,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS on Thursday.

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