Sudan: Woman gets 40 lashes for wearing trousers

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Nairobi, Jul 29: Lubna Ahmed Hussein, a Sudanese woman journalist is said to suffer 40 lashes on Wednesday, Jul 29 for wearing trousers in Sudan.

Lubna, a columnist and public information officer at the United Nation Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) was arrested in Khartoum along with 13 other women in early Jul 2009.

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Ten of the other women were given 10 lashes for breaching Islamic law, but Lubna demanded a lawyer and delayed her trial.

She has also invited local and foreign journalists to view trial.

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