horror and sharp rejection. Thus, one can summarize the reactions, which followed the introduction of the death penalty for homosexuals in Brunei this Wednesday. Same-sex Sex can be punished in the Sultanate, as of today, with stoning to death. Also on the day of the entry into force of this since a few weeks, announced proposals for stricter laws, there were again harsh international Protest.
The rulers of all the seem to care little. On Wednesday, he defended the law reform: "I want to see the Teachings of Islam strengthened and grow", is Hassanal Bolkiah said in a televised address, according to the news Agency KNA, citing local media reports.
"Brunei's new criminal law is barbaric, up to the Mark and imposed archaic punishments for acts that should not even apply, as a crime", said Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director of human rights organisation Human Rights Watch. Similarly, the people expressed the right of the Federal government, Bärbel Kofler officer: "We see the criminal provisions as a clear violation of the human rights obligations of the country." The UN high Commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet criticized the new laws, as well as France, the USA and Australia.
We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. That's why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so. the— Elton John (@Elton official) 30. March 2019
We hope you will join us in solidarity.
actor George Clooney called already last week in his guest column the US Website Deadline for a Boycott of the Beverly Hills hotel, the Hotel Bel-Air, and seven other Hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah,. Clooney writes in his column: "But we make one thing clear: Every Time when we stay in one of these nine Hotels, there to attend a Meeting or to eat there in the evening, we are putting money in the pockets of a man who has decided to stone his own people and to whip to death, if you are gay or are suspected to have committed adultery."
prominent support was given to Clooney by singer Elton John. The openly homosexual musician wrote on Twitter: "We have to make, in whatever way, it is clear that such treatment is unacceptable. For this reason, my husband] have [David and I and a long time refused to stay in these Hotels and will continue to do so. We hope you will us support in our Boycott."
also, the penalties for theft are Aggravated: in the Future, thieves have to expect them to be amputated hands and legs. This is based on the Sharia, which regulates in a broad sense, the religious and legal norms in Islam. In the Sultanate on the island of Borneo, two-thirds of the more than 420 000 inhabitants of the Muslim faith. For some time, conservative Islamic forces are on the rise. The authoritarian ruling Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, with assets of many billions of Euro, one of the richest monarchs in the world. In 2014, he had begun to apply Sharia. Yet the death penalty by Hanging for murder as well as terrorism or drug offences was possible, but was enforced according to the UN, most recently in 1957.