A demonstration is due to take place outside The Dorchester Hotel in London in protest to the death penalty for gay sex in Brunei.
A demonstration is to take place outside the Sultan of Brunei owned Dorchester Hotel in London this Saturday, 6th April 2019. The protest comes as Brunei enacts a law which will see men who have sex with other men face the death penalty by stoning.
The demonstration has been created by Benali Hamdache, a Green Party candidate for the London Assembly.
Explaining why the demonstrating was going ahead on the official Facebook page, Hamdache wrote, “Brunei has announced that gay sex and adultery will be punishable by death. The Sultan of Brunei is one of the richest men in the world and is personally responsible for this hideous law.
“He is also the owner of The Dorchester Hotel. Join our demonstration to make it clear that everyone should be boycotting his hotels”.
The punishment of stoning to death, which has its basis in sharia law will target Muslim LGBT+ people in the region. The law will so see death penalties for those who commit adultery and rape. Those who are caught stealing will have their hands amputated. There will be fines or other punishments for those who miss prayers on a Friday.
The demonstration will take place outside the Dorchester hotel in London from 2 PM until 4 PM.