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University revokes sultan of Brunei’s degree after NSS request

University revokes sultan of Brunei’s degree after NSS request

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
24/04/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The National Secular Society has welcomed the University of Aberdeen's  to revoke a degree awarded to the sultan of Brunei after his country introduced draconian new Islamic laws.

New  making gay sex, adultery and 'defamation' of the Islamic prophet Muhammad punishable by death under the Islamic sharia system  in Brunei earlier this month.

After the decision the NSS  to the university, along with the University of Oxford and Kings College London, to urge them to strip the sultan of honorary degrees.