Please refresh the page and retry. B runei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday said the death penalty would not be imposed for incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning.
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By George Clooney. George Clooney has a long relationship with Deadline, often on matters beyond film and television. In a guest column, he calls for the immediate boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hotel Bel-Air and six others to protest the imminent legalization of laws that make it open season on the LGBTQ community in Brunei.
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The year-old Hollywood actor said some countries were using courts to do "really rotten things" and it was important to "shine a light" on where this was happening. The couple's Clooney Foundation for Justice, set up inplans to this year launch, TrialWatch, a project to monitor trials and create an index to track which countries are using courtrooms to oppress minorities and government critics. Amal Clooney, an international human rights lawyer, said it was important to expose injustices and the countries using courts to target vulnerable people, human rights defenders and press freedom.
George Clooney is calling for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei after the country announced new laws which would make gay sex punishable by death. The laws, which come into force on 3 April, mean anyone found guilty of homosexuality or cheating on their partner could be whipped or stoned. Brunei's investment agency owns nine exclusive hotels around the world, including three in the UK and the famed Bel-Air and Beverly Hills hotels in Hollywood.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah rules the oil-rich monarchy with full executive authority, and the hotels are owned by the Brunei Investment Agency. An email seeking comment was sent to the agency Friday. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password.
The call came as a growing list of politicians and celebrities added their names to those condemning the new laws and supporting a boycott. In the U. LGBTI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.