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Image caption Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah received an honorary law degree in 1993. The Sultan of Brunei has handed back an honorary degree after Oxford University raised concerns about his country's strict new anti-LGBT laws. Introduced in April, they initially made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death. But Brunei backtracked on enforcing the laws after a global outcry, boycotts and celebrity protests. The university said it opened a review "in the light of concerns about the new penal code". In a statement a spokeswoman said it was informed the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah would be returning his degree after it wrote to him last month. More than 118,500 people have signed a ... Full story

23 May