UN Human Right Chief mbachelet urges Brunei to stop new penal code that seriously breach international human law — incl. Amid that uproar five years ago, the Beverly Hills City Council asked Brunei to divest itself of the Beverly Hills Hotel and condemned the government "for adopting laws that impose extreme and inhumane penalties including execution by stoning, flogging and severing of limbs. But the move triggered widespread condemnation, and celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John urged a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the country's investment agency. Stars Screen Binge Culture Media. Anyone who has reached puberty is treated as an adult — while younger children who are old enough to understand right and wrong may be flogged.
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Brunei faced a similar storm of criticism in Maywhen it first began to fold Islamic law into its penal code. International protest delayed its implementation at the time, but in deciding recently to put the law into effect, with some revisions, Brunei has stood defiant. Capital punishment will also apply to adultery and rape.
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