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Beverly Hills condemns Brunei over new penal code; hotel boycott grows

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Beverly-Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beverly Hills officials have condemned Brunei's strict new Islamic criminal laws and want its government to separate itself from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Hollywood responding to Brunei’s new penal code that calls for stoning of gays

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Beverly Hills Hotel
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in the tiny Southeast Asia nation of Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday refusing to do business with hotels owned by the Sultan or government of Brunei.

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Virgin CEO announces boycott of hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Sir Richard Branson
LONDON — Richard Branson, the founder and CEO of the Virgin group, a £15 billion multinational conglomerate, announced Saturday that he, and his company, would boycott hotels owner by the Sultan of Brunei due to the country’s anti-gay laws.

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Brunei embraces strict Islamic laws, calls for death by stoning for sodomy

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — Brunei on Thursday embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights.

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Brunei to move forward with harsh law calling for death by stoning for gays

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Great Mosque in Brunei
BANDAR SERI BEGWAN, Brunei -- The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has announced that harsh Islamic punishments that call for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, will come into effect on Thursday despite international condemnation.

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Brunei postpones new penal code that calls for ‘death by stoning’ for gay sex

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Brunei has postponed its planned implementation of its new penal code that includes harsh Islamic punishments that call for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes of a sexual nature.

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LGBT donors cancel conference at Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Beverly Hills Hotel
A group of high-dollar LGBT donors has cancelled plans to hold its upcoming conference at the famed Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles following news that its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, would institute a revised penal code in his country which calls for death by stoning for homosexual activity.

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UN condemns Brunei law that calls for death by stoning for gay sex

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Brunei
The United Nations Human Rights office has condemned a revised penal code in Brunei which calls for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes of a sexual nature.

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