Human Trafficking in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Street Children in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Child Prostitution in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Torture in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
 

Torture by Police, Forced Disappearance

& Other Ill Treatment

In the early years of the 21st Century                                                                  gvnet.com/torture/ Brunei.htm

State of Brunei Darussalam

Brunei has a small well-to-do economy that encompasses a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition.

The government provides for all medical services and free education through the university level and subsidizes rice and housing.

Plans for the future include upgrading the labor force, reducing unemployment, strengthening the banking and tourist sectors, increasing agricultural production, and, in general, further widening the economic base beyond oil and gas.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Description: Description: Brunei

CAUTION:  The following links have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Brunei Darussalam.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61602.htm

[accessed 21 January 2013]

TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN, OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT – The law prohibits mistreatment of prisoners, and there were no reports of such mistreatment. Caning is mandatory for 42 drug‑related and other criminal offenses, and it was included as part of the sentence in 80 percent of criminal convictions. Canings were carried out in the presence of a doctor, who had the authority to interrupt the punishment for medical reasons.

Freedom House Country Report - Political Rights: 6   Civil Liberties: 5   Status: Not Free

2009 Edition

www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2009/brunei

[accessed 21 January 2013]

According to the U.S. State Department’s human rights report, caning is mandatory for 42 criminal offenses, including immigration violations, and is commonly carried out.

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Human Trafficking in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Street Children in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Child Prostitution in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]
Torture in  [Brunei Darussalam]  [other countries]