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Court adjourns trousers trial of Sudanese journalist

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.

(ST)