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The United Nations Human Rights Council conducted a periodic review of Brunei this week. Nearly 80 countries, including the United States, participated.

In a statement, U.S. representatives in the review said they were “strongly concerned” about the country’s implementation of Shariah law because it “would undermine several of Brunei’s international human rights commitments, including the freedoms of religion and of expression and prohibitions on torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

The review group listed a number of recommendations for Brunei, including a moratorium on the death penalty. The report is scheduled to be adopted this week.

In Hollywood, meanwhile, the stars are aligning in an unusual celebrity protest of one of the local landmarks.

Mr. Leno on Tuesday joined his wife, Mavis, at the Feminist Majority Foundation protest.

“What year is this? 1814? Come on, people, it’s 2014,” Mr. Leno told reporters and protesters gathered across from the hotel.

Ms. DeGeneres, who is openly gay, posted earlier on her Twitter site that she would not be visiting the hotel “until this is resolved.” She included a link to an article detailing the severity of punishment under Shariah law.

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, tweeted that neither his family nor Virgin employees would be staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel or any of the other nine luxury hotels under the Dorcester Collection.

Actress Mia Farrow on her Twitter site suggested “Skip the Bel-Air & Beverly Hills Hotels of Dorchester Collection owned by the Sultan of #Brunei enforcer of draconian #Sharia law.”

The Motion Picture & Television Fund, which hosts an annual pre-Oscar party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, also announced plans to find a new site for the 2015 event.

Even the community of Beverly Hills has rallied against the hotel. Earlier this week, the City Council approved a resolution condemning the laws, which “impose harsh penalties including death by stoning for homosexuality and other behaviors.”