The United Nations has positioned itself clearly against the expansion of the death penalty in Brunei. In Southeast Asia, a small state must be stoned to death homosexuals and adulterers, soon expect. "I call on the government to put the draconian penalties in force," said the UN human rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday in Geneva. "No Religion of the foot-end legislation must not violate human rights." Faith and human rights would not be contradictory, explained to the UN top diplomat.
The absolute monarchy, Brunei is ruled for 51 years of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, of the second long-reigning Monarch, behind Queen Elizabeth II. The reforms are part of the since 2014 ongoing efforts, the Islamic Sharia in the country. Other new punitive measures will be introduced this Wednesday, about the whipping for abortions and amputations for theft. Homosexuality was in the East Asian country, previously a Crime, is now, however, the capital crimes.
Even celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John are trying to draw attention to the upheavals in Brunei by calling for a Boycott against the globally distributed luxury hotels of the Sultan. Clooney published an essay in the Online magazine Deadline. With each visit to this hotel, you would help to Finance the murder of innocent people, warned Clooney.The Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is due to the high Ölvorkommnisse in Brunei one of the richest men in the world, with an estimated fortune of about 20 billion dollars.
Currently practised homosexuality is still in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Yemen and Sudan, with the death penalty used. According to the findings of the UN, the death were not met, enforced in the recent period.