SUDAN WATCH: Lubna's trial alarms Tunisians - French President Sarkozy vows to help Sudan trouser woman

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Lubna's trial alarms Tunisians - French President Sarkozy vows to help Sudan trouser woman

Many Tunisians are voicing concerns that Sudan's prosecution of journalist Lubna Ahmed Hussein for wearing trousers could mark a shift away from women's rights and towards religious extremism in the Maghreb.
"There is no doubt that the trial of the journalist, Lubna, is the case of every Arab woman," journalist Manal Abdi told Magharebia in a statement. "The case speaks volumes about the extremists and reactionaries in Sudan who don't respect women’s rights or standing."
Full story: Trial of Sudanese journalist alarms Tunisians by Jamel Arfaoui for Magharebia in Tunisia, 06 August 2009.

Trial of Sudanese journalist alarms Tunisians

Photo: The trial of Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmed Hussein is causing anger and concern among many Tunisians. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

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