As a court in Khartoum prepares to resume its trial of
Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein for wearing trousers, Amnesty
International has called on the government to withdraw the
charges and repeal the law used to justify the flogging of
women for wearing 'indecent' clothing.
A new Amnesty International report says that the sanctions on Cuba, imposed by the USA since 1962, are affecting Cubans' access to medicines and medical
technologies and endangering the health of millions.
Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.