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Court adjourns trousers trial of Sudanese journalist

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July 29, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — A Sudanese court adjourned the trial of a female journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing "indecent" trouser in public after the UN Mission in Sudan said she works with the UNMIS and has immunity.

The judge deferred the case to next Tuesday August 4 after Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who works for Al-Sahafa newspaper and for the UNMIS media department, waived the immunity given to UN workers.

Following the deferral the Sudanese police charged the journalists and cameramen who had been prevented from entering to the court room and confiscated their material and cell phones.

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  • 29 July 2009 17:38, by Kur

    My God! How stupid are these laws and those who introduce them. It is one of the most demeaning and primitive act to treat humanbeings in this manner. These judges and their chief imam, Mr. Bashir do prostitution, drink alcohol , and stealing behind the scene, yet no one persecutes them.

    The international community must take action against this NIF regime to stop it from hurting the country further. To flog women in public is outrageous and evil and must stop. Will Bashir do that to his mother or sister? May God condemn these evil men.

    Yes, I know justice will catch up with you very soon. You want to persecute innocent people, but you want to run away from justice. However, due to horrible crimes you have committed in Darfur and elsewhere, you will indeed see with your own eyes how the rule of law works.

    Kur

    Kur

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    • 29 July 2009 18:31, by Maruon Ayiei

      People, You saw them in many ocasion how they react and act. Everything is sharia law even they cave in to accept to be partnering with the SPLM/A in the Government of National Unity. This is moronic act and absurd to observe. North always opress those who don’t act like them. We are not all same and they have to understand that. Opression is inhumane and totally wrong. The government of the people or maybe of Mullah (theocratic) should not terrorized it citizens with an iron fist totalitarain regime. This is unacceptable and that is some indication of unattractive unity. We will not condone or be brainwash to the unity. Shame on you NCP.

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  • 29 July 2009 22:39, by Nakedu Mura

    WHEN WILL ARABS HAVE RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?!!!

    It is just too much to see our fellow humans being oppressed,denied personal liberty,pursuity of happiness and always suffocated in ’’hijabs’’[islamic wrappings from head to toe]!
    why are we using ’HOLY’ QURAN to oppress our fellow humans?

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  • 30 July 2009 03:11, by Salah

    Lubna,

    You dropped your diplomatic immunity to stand up for your rights, your reputation and dignity ... My heart bleeds for you sister ... You are my Heroine.

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