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Woman Convicted of Wearing Pants Freed


Society & Culture  (tags: Lubna al-Hussein, free, government-allied Journalists Union )

Rosemary
- 3544 days ago - time.com
CAIRO) -- A woman journalist convicted of public indecency for wearing trousers outdoors and facing a month in jail says she was freed from prison after her fine was paid without her knowledge. Continues:



   

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Rosemary R (642)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 12:09 pm
CAIRO) A woman journalist convicted of public indecency for wearing trousers outdoors and facing a month in jail says she was freed from prison after her fine was paid without her knowledge.

Lubna Hussein had refused to pay a $200 fine and opted for imprisonment as a protest against the country's draconian morality laws. Hussein tells The Associated Press that prison authorities set her free without an explanation Tuesday.
(Read "Trouser-Wearing Woman Fined $200 in Sudan.")

She says she later learned that the government-allied Journalists Union paid the fine on her behalf. She says the government was "unnerved" by her presence in prison because she would report on conditions inside.

A judge on Monday imposed the fine after convicting her, but he did not impose the maximum penalty of 40 lashes.
 

Nan B (62)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 3:29 pm
Always pin pointing the Women and Children not to forget our Animals. What about the Men! Understand I'm not picking on man, but are they picking on the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Simone D (1462)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 2:32 am
Thank you dear Rosemary.
 

. (1)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 6:04 am
This was so totally ridiculous to me. I get other countries having "laws", and religious beliefs, etc. But, a woman in pants? Sure better than in a tube top and a G-string!
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 6:04 am
Thannnxxx... am so pleased.. They have no right to hold her... she has adone nothing wrong, just exercising her freedom of choice
 
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