The Trousers Trial

Abby Zimet

A Sudanese woman facing a public flogging after being arrested for wearing trousers took a defiant stand against Sudan's repressive Islamic regime, giving up her job, its immunity and a pardon to bring her case to trial – and wearing the same pants to court she wore when arrested. Lubna
Hussein, a member of the UN peacekeeping mission and former journalist critical of the regime, sent out court invitations to friends and said she wanted them present at her flogging if convicted.



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