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Sudanese Woman Sent to Jail for Wearing Pants Is Freed

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The Sudanese government freed journalist Lubna Hussein after she was convicted of public indecency for wearing pants and refused to pay a fine. She says the government was "unnerved" by her presence in prison because she would report on conditions inside.


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Cher C (1426)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 2:05 pm

Thnx my friend!


Joycey B (750)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 2:40 pm
Thanks for the update on this Tom.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 10:08 pm
That she was jailed was a statement of the domination of women in these countries. That she has been released is a relief - but I have to wonder what is next? Thanks Tom

Rosemary R (643)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 10:21 pm
Tom i posted this news story 10 hrs. ago ... we are on the same 'wavelength'...
the more exposure the better for Lubna... thanks Tom

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 11:15 pm
I remember when I was in boarding school, no pants were aloud in church. The funny part is that mini dresses were in fashion that time and that was okay to wear to church. I find it stupid. A woman's body is more covered in pants than wearing a mini dress.

mary f (200)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 3:31 am
thanks for the update tom

. (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 5:39 am
Well done girl... so pleased that this women stood up for her demorcratic right... Women should be able to wear what they want and should not be maniulated by man's law - not God's law..

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 12:04 pm
Pants are very functional....I must wear pants here on the protect my legs while working....I wear skirts when I'm done....when I dress should suit the function.
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