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.
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.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has
ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after
the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.