September 9, 2009

Sudanese journalist freed after being fined for wearing pants

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(RNS) Try as she might, Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein just can’t stay incarcerated. Hussein, 43, walked out of a Khartoum prison Tuesday (Sept. 8) after serving one night of a 30-day sentence after she refused to pay $200 fine imposed by an Islamic court for wearing pants in public, a violation of government decency laws. […]

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