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Death penalty for homosexuals : Ministry of foreign Affairs Brunei's Ambassador is a ordered

The Federal government has, against the Background of planned and criminal law in the Sultanate of Brunei tightening called for compliance with international human rights obligations. As on Tuesday from the foreign Ministry in Berlin said there was therefore, on Monday a meeting with the Ambassador of Brunei to the Federal foreign office. "We have expressed our concern in connection with the introduction of the Sharia criminal law to the expression," it said.

the Background is a revised version of the penal code of Brunei, which is to occur this Wednesday. It provides that homosexual partners should be stoned to death, if they are Muslims. This is the case, however, the majority of the inhabitants of the Sultanate. So far sexual relations for up to ten years ' imprisonment on homosexuals.

The United Nations do not call Brunei, to set the penalties in force

Also, adultery is to be punished with death, thieves with the right Hand, and in the case of repetition the left leg to be amputated.

The tightening of laws Brunei's worldwide had led to protests. The United Nations requested the member country, to set the penalties in force.

Hollywood Star George Clooney had already called in last week for a Boycott of luxury hotels owned by the ruling Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah. In a guest column for the film portal "" had the Oscar winners on Thursday's nine luxury hostels in England, France, Italy, and California listed, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency - including the posh Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

With every visit to this hotel, you would help to Finance the murder of innocent people, warned Clooney. (AFP/dpa)

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