"It's very scary," says Hyrrul, a young, cheerful man in Brunei who spoke with CNN by phone.
He and others interviewed by CNN for this story have asked that their true identity be concealed over worries about their safety and the security of their families.
"I thought I would not be accepted. (I thought I would be driven out by my family, I thought I would be sent to religious counseling to help me change," says Hayrul. "But , it was worse than I thought through stones, which made me feel that if it became a reality, I could leave the same, "he adds.
" (Laws) are inhumane.
A transgender woman Zain fled Brunei at the end of 201
"I wanted to live in Canada." My life was on my own terms, in the sense that I wanted to be a woman. I wanted to live life without religious fundamentalism, conservatism, so I just left the country, "said Zain." Under Sharia law, I would be fined, imprisoned and imprisoned.
Zain says that her understanding Sharia law has increased her concern about what should happen.
Zain said that these laws are not threatened not only by the LGBT community.
"Everyone is injured. It's just a terrible life, even if you're not LGBT," says Zain. – Especially women there would be very difficult. The new law also punishes adultery among heterosexual couples with death from stoning.
Zain encourages others to leave the country. "I just want my LGBT friends to be safe and if possible come out with Brunei," says Zain. "This is not a good place for your freedom to be taken away from you, your human rights. It's a terrible way of life."
The new criminal code was executed by Sultan Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, who also serves as Prime Minister of the country.
While announcing this change, the government website quoted the sultan that his government "does not expect other people to agree with him, but that it will be
Shahiran S. Shahrani fled to Brunei in October when he was waiting for a court sentence for the surrender he had been shown after criticizing the government's post on Facebook.
Shaikhani now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. when he came to Canada, he was able to get out as merry. "I never went out to my family, I never told them. I always hid him, I always lived in fear that people would know. "
Scammers watch from afar what he calls" horrible "laws that take effect.
" I never expected it to go away. so far away I knew that Brunei always wanted the Sharia law to be adopted in the country; I've been waiting for him since childhood, "says Shahrani. "But I just can not imagine my life under Sharia law. Being fun in Brunei was quite difficult without the Sharia law."
"It's hard to think that just being who you are can kill you to death," says Shahrani.