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Sudan court adjourns ‘lashes for trousers’ case


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KHARTOUM — A Sudanese court on Wednesday adjourned the case of a woman journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing “indecent” trousers, with 10 women already whipped for similar offences against Islamic law.  The judge deferred the case to Tuesday after Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who works for the left-wing Al-Sahafa newspaper and for the media department of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, waived the immunity given to UN workers.  “The court gave Lubna the choice either to accept immunity from the UN or to waive that and go on with the trial,” her lawyer Nabil Adeeb told AFP.  “I wish to resign from the UN, I wish this court case to continue,” Hussein told a packed courtroom before the judge adjourned the case to August 4.  Hussein, who wears a hijab or Islamic headscarf, faces 40 lashes and a fine of 250 Sudanese pounds (100 dollars) if found guilty.  She wore the same clothes to court as when she was arrested — moss-green slacks with a loose floral top and green headscarf.   She waved defiantly to crowds as she left the court.  Click here for the rest of the story:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g2pg3n7WZPlmGI6nIp4Q2xjurESg

I find it so intriguing that some parts of the Gulf are more flexible than others on this issue.  It’s still very odd to know that women are flogged when they do not obey the laws that dictate how they dress themselves.  Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein is a “bad lil’ momma” in my opinion.  To stand up so brave and defiantly over what some call an archaic law, puts her in hero status to me.

2 thoughts on “Sudan court adjourns ‘lashes for trousers’ case

  1. Well good for her, definitely a moxie move. When I read this all I can say is that I am glad to be living where I am.

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