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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
The Beverly Hills Hotel

LGBT donors cancel conference at Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, April 19, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Brunei

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.

Nigeria gay crackdown: 1 man flogged, 10 others face possible death by stoning

Thursday, January 16, 2014
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has convicted one man and sentenced him to 20 lashes for having sex with another man, and 10 Muslim men could face death by stoning if also convicted of the crime of homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
hanging

Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy

Saturday, May 12, 2012
An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy. [ Read more → ]
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