The decision of a Sudanese judge in charge of Lubna Ahmed Hussein’s trial has postponed his decision to the 4th of August. My sources say that Lubna refused to use her UN immunity in the trial, which she could have done, to save herself the lash.
A large crowd of reporters, journalists and correspondents of TV and Media both local and international convened at the court. There were also civil society organizations and women’s organizations and representatives of the United Nations and foreign consulates and embassies in the Sudan in attendance.
Ordinary Sundanese people who received invitations to the trial were also in attendance.
The start of the trial was delayed for about an hour, due to the pressure of the crowd of journalists who wanted to attend the trial. The authorities opened the doors, allowing people inside.
Many journalist colleagues were women. THEY WORE TROUSERS to court!!!
I need a photo to be sure we get this story into Google images. I have chosen the phrase “The Old Ladies’ Rebellion”, even though Lubna has supporters of every age, men and women.
Today is one small pause in a long fight for women of the world to wear trousers — if they choose.
I’m one ‘old lady’ who isn’t pulling back this time. Please join our fight:
Lubna’s Facebook wall:
More later. Anne
The judge deferred the case to Tuesday after Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who works for the left-wing Al-Sahafa newspaper and for the media department of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, waived the immunity given to UN workers.