Monday, August 03, 2009

I am back.....

I am finally back into writing.... and this time I bring to you quite an inspiring story about a Sudanese woman who is breaking the shackles of oppression women in many countries world wide are putting up with....

Here's an excerpt from the article:
A Sudanese journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing "indecent" trousers vowed on the eve of her judgment that she is ready to be whipped 40,000 times in her bid to change the country's harsh laws.
Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who works for the media department of the
United Nations Mission in Sudan, is to be judged on Tuesday after waiving the immunity granted to UN workers.

"If I'm sentenced to be whipped, or to anything else, I will appeal. I will see it through to the end, to the constitutional court if necessary," Hussein said.
"And if the constitutional court says the law is constitutional, I'm ready to be whipped not 40 but 40,000 times."
Hussein invited scores of journalists to her first court hearing on Wednesday, when she made a point of wearing the same clothes she wore when she was arrested -- moss-green slacks with a loose floral top and green headscarf.
Hordes of people, many of them female supporters and some also wearing trousers out of solidarity, crammed into the courthouse for the hearing.
"My main objective is to get rid of Article 152," Hussein said. "This article is against both the constitution and sharia," the
Islamic law ruling northern Sudan.
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1 comment:

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