Sudan: journalist Lubna Hussein freed
09 Sep 2009

Journalist Lubna Hussein has been released, apparently “against her wishes”, after the Sudanese journalists union paid the penalty fine of £130 for wearing trousers in public. She had refused to pay the fine herself.

Hussein had initially faced a punishment forty lashes, this was later reduced to a penalty fine which she did not pay and was subsequently imprisoned. Hussein has expressed displeasure at the payment of the fine.
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