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Brunei Darussalam: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Sixth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, November - December 2009

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ASA 15/001/2009

In this submission, Amnesty International provides information as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review. Amnesty International raises concerns, inter alia, about administrative detention laws; restrictions on press freedom; the status of ratification and implementation of international human rights treaties; and legislation discriminating against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization also describes concerns over violations of human rights by the state through the prosecution of individuals under the Sedition Act.

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