Monday, September 7, 2009

Court case in Sudan

The twice postponed case of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese journalist who is accused of "immodest behaviour" because she wore trousers (pants in American) is supposed to be starting today. If found guilty, she will be sentenced to 40 lashes.

Lubna Hussein insists that the law in question is deliberately vague to make life difficult for women and that there is nothing in the Koran that says women cannot wear trousers. Her friends and family are fully supportive, she adds.

Sudan would like to normalize its relations with other countries and this is likely to be something of a test case.

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