Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Kingdoms mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal code Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing new penal code, which also provides for the amputation of thieves and whipping of people wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex, was brought in on 3 April, despite international condemnation. But in the letter, the kingdom claimed the outcry is due to a misconception that it wanted to clarify. The criminalisation of adultery and sodomy is to safeguard the sanctity of family lineage and marriage to individual Muslims, particularly women, it said. The penal sentences of hadd stoning to death and amputation imposed for offences of theft, robbery, adultery and sodomy, have extremely high …

Sultan of Brunei, who passed anti-LGBT laws, owns slew of luxury UK properties

Hassanal Bolkiah, who believes gay people should be stoned to death, is assisted by leading City auditing firms The architect of new laws mandating the stoning to death of gay people in Brunei has billions of pounds of property wealth in the UK, shares in a leading tech fund and gets assistance from City auditing firms, a Guardian analysis has found. Hassanal Bolkiah, the sultan of Brunei, owns a slew of properties in the super-rich enclaves of Kensington and Ascot, including luxury hotels and polo parks. One property alone could be worth an estimated 500m in rent each year. He has also invested millions of pounds in Draper Esprit, a tech-focused venture capital fund with holdings in Trustpilot and the …

RAF and Royal Navy urged to cut ties to sultan of Brunei over anti-gay law

Protests outside Dorchester hotel in London after Brunei regime passes death by stoning law for gay sex The RAF and Royal Navy are under pressure to cut links with the sultan of Brunei amid a global backlash against his countrys decision to introduce death by stoning as punishment for homosexuality. The calls came after crowds protesting against the countrys new draconian penal code surged through barriers outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel yesterday afternoon, forcing the police to stand in front of its doors. More than 100 people, many bearing a mixture of rainbow flags, banners and placards, chanted shame on you outside the luxury hotel in Park Lane. The protest was led by gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who said: The …

Brunei brings in stoning to death for gay sex, despite outcry

Shock among LGBT community in tiny southeast Asian kingdom as nation moves towards strict sharia law Bruneis small underground LGBT community has expressed shock and dismay over Bruneis plan to bring in the punishment of @dfat Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over country’s new anti-LGBT laws

Under new criminal laws those found guilty of gay sex or adultery can be stoned to death Bruneis new Islamic criminal laws punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny south-east Asian nations shores. The penalties were provided for under new sections of Bruneis sharia penal code and took effect Wednesday. Celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have voiced opposition to the new laws, and have rallied a boycott of nine hotels in the US and Europe with ties to Bruneis Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Lets be clear, every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any …