Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who works for the media department of the UN mission in Sudan, is facing 40 lashes for wearing “indecent” trousers.
“If I’m sentenced to be whipped, or to anything else, I will appeal. I will see it through to the end, to the constitutional court if necessary. And if the constitutional court says the law is constitutional, I’m ready to be whipped not 40 but 40,000 times.”
“If some people refer to the Sharia to justify flagellating women because of what they wear, then let them show me which Koranic verses or hadith (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed) say so. I haven’t found them.”