The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AP

Sultan of Brunei returns honorary Oxford degree after backlash against death penalty for gay sex and adultery

  • The country confirmed its interpretation of Islamic laws on April 3, which would have punished sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning
  • Seeking to temper the backlash, the sultan earlier this month said the death penalty would not be imposed
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The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: AP
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