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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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Four men convicted of gay sex whipped in north Nigerian court

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said.

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

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
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.

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Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy

Saturday, May 12, 2012
hanging
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.

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