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Southeast Asian coastal sovereign state

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Brunei: Southeast Asian coastal sovereign state
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 423,196 in 2016.

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Brunei says it will not enforce gay sex death penalty after worldwide protests

"This announcement does nothing to address the many other human rights concerns about the (sharia code)," rights activist says
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Stoned to death for being gay? Americans immune to cruelty must wake up and speak out

Americans should condemn a penal code that sentences gays to death by stoning in the tiny nation of Brunei instead of immunizing ourselves to cruelty.
USATODAY.com - Published

Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada

Zoella Zayce displays no photos of her family in her basement apartment in Vancouver, thousands of miles from where she left them in Brunei. The 19-year-old refugee claimant is a transgender woman,..
Reuters - Published

Brunei defends law punishing gay sex with death by stoning

The country says there has been a "misconception" in international understanding of the law
CBS News - Published

Hundreds protest in London over Brunei's anti-gay sharia laws

Hundreds of people rallied outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel in London on Saturday in protest at new Islamic sharia laws in the country that punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the..
Reuters - Published

Travel industry, celebs shun Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei-owned hotels over anti-gay law

Influential travel industry members and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney are shunning Brunei-owned hotels and Royal Brunei Airlines.
USATODAY.com - Published

Celebs boycott Brunei-linked hotels

Some of the world's most exclusive hotels linked to Brunei are being boycotted by celebrities like George Clooney, Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John. It's in response to new laws making gay sex and..
CBS News - Published

Brunei adopts death penalty for gay sex and adultery

People caught engaging in gay sex or adultery in the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei could be stoned to death under new criminal laws. Now celebrities like George Clooney, Ellen DeGeneres and others..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.N. slams Brunei's Islamic laws as violation of human rights

Brunei is violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Boycott of Brunei-linked hotels over anti-LGBT laws draws Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John

The #BoycottBrunei campaign is gaining support from celebrities and consumers after George Clooney urged the sanction
CBS News - Published

Ellen DeGeneres, other celebs boycott Brunei-owned hotels as law against gay sex goes into effect

Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to speak up against Brunei-owned hotels as an anti-gay stoning law goes into effect Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gay sex now officially punishable by death by stoning in Brunei

Harsh new Islamic criminal laws take effect in tiny Asian nation in spite of massive international condemnation
CBS News - Published

Lori Lightfoot, Brunei, Russell Westbrook: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet urges Brunei not to apply death penalty for gay sex, adultery

Brunei will deal a serious setback to human rights if it applies laws allowing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, marking an end to a de facto moratorium on capital punishment, U.N. human..
Reuters - Published

Brunei defends tough new Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism.
Reuters - Published

George Clooney urges boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over nation's gay sex penalties

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by Brunei because of the Southeast Asian nation's plans to impose the death..
Reuters - Published

George Clooney: Boycott hotels over Brunei anti-gay death laws

In a column, George Clooney urges people to boycott The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Bel-Air because of their owner's anti-gay laws in Brunei.
USATODAY.com - Published

Amnesty International blasts 'vicious' Brunei laws against gay sex

Amnesty International slammed 'vicious' new laws in Brunei such as stoning to death for gay sex and amputation for theft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Brunei to make gay sex punishable by death by stoning

Amnesty International slams plans by tiny Asian nation to implement what the rights group calls "vicious" Islamic criminal laws
CBS News - Published

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