Brisbane rally to protest against Brunei’s decision to punish LGBT people by death by stoning
This Saturday there will be a rally in Brisbane condemning the actions of the Brunei Government in passing laws to make death by stoning the punishment for those engaging in homosexual acts or adultery.
While Brunei is tiny, with a population of 400,000, it is oil rich. It Sultan is believed to be one of the world’s richest men. Members of Brunei’s LGBT community are reported to be fleeing Brunei.
The UN has condemned the changes as a breach of fundamental human rights.
Virgin Australia has ended its reciprocal arrangement with Royal Brunei Airlines, just as Royal Brunei Airlines is soon to restart flying into Brisbane.
Celebrities such as Elton John and George Clooney have called for a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. A hotel ultimately owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is the Royal on the Park, in Alice Street, Brisbane. Like other Brunei owned hotels, it has closed its social media accounts.
Brunei joins the list of countries in which the death penalty can be imposed for homosexual acts:
- Saudi Arabia
The International Academy of Family Lawyers, of which I am a Fellow, has condemned the move by Brunei:
City Botanic Gardens
Saturday 13 April 2019
I will be a speaker.