SUDAN WATCH: Sudan's president pardons women home brewers

Friday, June 02, 2006

Sudan's president pardons women home brewers

Sudanese President al-Bashir has decreed all women imprisoned for brewing illegal alcohol should be released, ending a vicious cycle affecting southern widows trying to feed their families in Khartoum. - Sapa-AFP/Mercury May 31, 2006.

Note, the report points out selling alcohol is the Sudan is illegal under Islamic sharia law. The president's decision was a show of good faith between the former north-south foes.


Blogger PrincessJess said...

Wow, how nice of the president to pardon these women under such understanding terms.

Thursday, November 02, 2006  

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