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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sudan: Woman Faces Trouser Trial, Possible 40 Lashes; Are You On the Invitation List?

A Sudanese woman who is due to appear in court in Khartoum says she faces up to 40 lashes for wearing trousers.

The woman, Lubna Hussein - a former journalist who now works for the United Nations - has invited journalists and observers to the trial.

She was arrested along with several other women earlier this month for wearing indecent clothing.

She said 10 of the women, including non-Muslims, each received 10 lashes and a fine of $100.

Ms Hussein and two other women asked for a lawyer, delaying their trials.

Now Ms Hussein has printed 500 invitation cards and sent out emails, saying she wanted as many people as possible to attend her hearing on Wednesday.

link: BBC NEWS | Africa | Sudanese woman 'faces 40 lashes'


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