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Posts published in August 2009

Afghans brave the violence to be heard

On Friday August 20th, millions of Afghans turned out to vote in the country’s second Presidential elections, despite threats of violence and security fears. Polls opened at 7am in Kabul and closed at 5pm across the nation. Taliban-led violence was seen around the country, but many…

Sudan’s indecency laws trial postponed

On Tuesday 4th August, the trial of a Sudanese woman, accused of breaking indecency laws, was adjourned. Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a journalist and former UN worker, was arrested on July 3rd for wearing allegedly inappropriate trousers in public, along with 12 other women. The new trial…

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