Monday, September 7, 2009


Only 10 of 13 women flogged for wearing trousers!
KHARTOUM, Sudan — A Sudanese judge convicted a woman journalist on Monday for violating the public indecency law by wearing trousers outdoors and fined her $200, but did not impose a feared flogging penalty.

Lubna Hussein was among 13 women arrested July 3 in a raid by the public order police in Khartoum. Ten of the women were fined and flogged two days later. But Hussein and two others decided to go to trial.
Read the article. Lubna Hussein is a stronger person than I.


Off to jail.


Out again. I wonder if she wanted her colleagues to cough up the dough on her behalf.


mikey said...

In an odd juxtaposition of legal prudery, I keep getting in trouble for NOT wearing trousers...

Capcha thinks we should consider the ratio

Another Kiwi said...

She's a tough person alright. Ya know, if a religion tells you what to wear or eat I reckon you should tell it to go away. Of course if the State happens to be in on the job, then it gets really difficult.

mikey said...


The voices in my head tell me what to wear and what to eat.

I tell them to go away.

That's when they flog me...

Another Kiwi said...

Now off to jail so that the scourge of teh girlies wearing teh manfolks clothes will stop.
I would just like to know how I stop from leaping upon women around the campus I work at. Some are very beautiful and expose ankles and such. Yet I do not follow an organdised religion and eat all sorts of bad stuff at inappropriate times. Does this, in fact, mean that I will not go to the heaven with the sexually repressed blokes who ate at the proper times. Boo hoo, my loss I guess.However I would expect that I would be on a different level of Hades than Mr.Berlusconi who probably has friends in the right place down yonder anyway.Once again boo hoo.

Another Kiwi said...

She's been let go after
one day.
Must have been inflaming the prison guards or somethin' she is nothing but trouble.

tigris said...

Must have been inflaming the prison guards

Prison-striped burkas are VERY slimming.