Log in

I forgot my password

George remarks today after Brunei news Facebo13
George remarks today after Brunei news Twitte12
Our latest tweets
Free Webmaster ToolsSubmit Express

George remarks today after Brunei news

Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by party animal - not! on Tue 07 May 2019, 03:11



https://deadline.com/2019/05/george-clooney-sulan-of-brunei-hold-on-lgbtq-death-penalty-1202608250/

party animal - not!
Over the Clooney moon

Posts : 10365
Join date : 2012-02-16

Back to top Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty Re: George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by annemarie on Tue 07 May 2019, 09:52

[size=37]George Clooney On Brunei LGBTQ Death Penalty Back-Down: “This Is A Huge Step Forward After A Giant Leap Backwards”[/size]


George remarks today after Brunei news Anthony-dalessandro

By Anthony D'Alessandro


Anthony D'Alessandro



Editorial Director/Box Office Editor
@AwardsTony

More Stories By Anthony






George remarks today after Brunei news George-clooney-e1557174150612
Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock
Following the Sultan of Brunei’s decision to back down on death penalty laws for those engaging in gay sexual acts, George Clooney, who has been a pivotal part of the global outcry against the country’s acerbic and inhumane legal codes, issued a statement today in response to the country’s reversal.
“This is a huge step forward after a giant leap backwards. It promises that the citizens of Brunei won’t be executed for being gay. It also sends a very crucial message to countries like Indonesia and Malaysia that there is a cost for enacting these laws. And the cost isn’t folks boycotting their hotels. The cost is that corporations and big banks won’t do business with you. The financial institutions stepping up had a huge impact. Having said that, the law to stone their citizens is still in place. Meaning that as soon as the pressure dies down they could simply start the process of carrying out executions. So in reference to the boycott everyone should do what they feel is correct. For my family and me we simply can’t walk away until this draconian law is no longer on the books,” said Clooney.




RELATED STORY




Sultan Of Brunei Rescinds Death Sentence For LGBTQ Community In Response To Backlash & Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel




Clooney, together with Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres and big corps such as JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank called for a boycott of the Sultan’s nine luxury hotels that he owns around the globe after he announced severe new punishments against the LGBTQ community. In the case of the financial institutions, they told their staffs to avoid the Sultan’s hotels. Two-time Oscar winner Clooney put a horrifying face on the potential made possible by the Syariah Penal Code Order in two guest columns written exclusively for Deadline.
Wrote Clooney: “The 5th richest country in the world would take a young woman who is found to be gay, bury her up to her neck and have 25 men throw stones at her head until she is dead…”
The Sultan’s office went to the unusual step of releasing his comments in English, his first on the matter, on the roll back of the Syariah Penal Code Order saying “We are conscious of the fact that misperceptions may cause apprehension. However, we believe that once these have been cleared, the merit of the law will be evident.” It has also been reported that Brunei will also ratify the U.N. Convention Against Torture to show its commitment to human rights.
“Both the common law and the Shariah law aim to ensure peace and harmony of the country. They are also crucial in protecting the morality and decency of the public as well as respecting the privacy of individuals,” the Sultan added.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Monday praised the moratorium on the death penalty but also urged Brunei to revoke other harsh punishments such as the amputations and floggings. Brunei is a member of the Commonwealth.


annemarie
Zip a dee Clooney!

Posts : 7692
Join date : 2011-09-11

Back to top Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty Re: George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by carolhathaway on Tue 07 May 2019, 15:26

He's absolutely right: There's a huge and important difference between not applying a law and overriding it...
carolhathaway
carolhathaway
Mastering the tao of Clooney

Posts : 2669
Join date : 2015-03-24

Back to top Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty Re: George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by party animal - not! on Tue 07 May 2019, 15:53


Yep.

I think the most effective sentence in his piece was his graphic description of a young woman being 'buried up to her neck in sand and then having 25 men throw stones at her head until she's dead'

Well done George

party animal - not!
Over the Clooney moon

Posts : 10365
Join date : 2012-02-16

Back to top Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty Re: George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by LizzyNY on Tue 07 May 2019, 19:16

IMO the big question is how long will it be before people move on to the next crisis and forget about this? Will the financial pressure last? That seems to be the factor keeping things in check.
LizzyNY
LizzyNY
Clooney: over, above and beyond

Posts : 6135
Join date : 2013-08-28
Location : NY, USA

Back to top Go down

George remarks today after Brunei news Empty Re: George remarks today after Brunei news

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum