10 lashes for wearing trousers

By BettyJean Kling

Lubna Ahmed Hu Lsein was offered immunity from trial because she works for the UN, but she refused because she wants to get the ’Unconstitutional law’ changed and is willing to resign from her position at the UN to do it.

She and 10 of the women arrested with her, including non-Muslims, each received 10 lashes and a fine for wearing “indecent” clothing. Determined to get as much publicity as possible she has asked for legal representation and while the trial is delayed for that purpose she is inviting invited journalists and observers to the trial.

Sudan ‘trousers trial’ adjourned

The trial of a Sudanese woman charged with wearing “indecent” clothing has been adjourned, but will continue after she decided to waive her immunity.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8173714.stm

“I want to change this law, because hitting is not human, and also it does not match with Sharia law,” she told the BBC.

The BBC’s James Copnall in Khartoum says Ms Hussein is determined to generate as much publicity as she can.

Meanwhile another female journalist who wrote an article supporting Ms Hussein has been charged with defaming the police, which can carry a hefty fine.

Amal Habbani wrote an article for Ajrass Al-Horreya newspaper following the arrests entitled “Lubna, a case of subduing a woman’s body”.

Unbelievable- this woman and 10 others standing up for their rights – can we really sit here and do less- what will it take – what do we have to lose before we will stand up like these brave women?

Shame on us-after what they did to Hillary – after what they did and continue to do to Sarah! This is just the beginning- is this what it has to come to before American women will stand up? I have to wonder?