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Sudanese woman sentenced to stoning death over adultery claims

June 1, 2012

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Intisar Sharif Abdallah tried without access to lawyer and is being detained with four-month-old baby, prompting outcry David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Thursday 31 May 2012 A Sudanese woman in El Fasher. The country’s embassy in the UK claims rights groups are not interested in the welfare of women in Sudan. Photograph: AFP/Getty A young […]

Human Rights Group Condemns European Burqa Bans

May 1, 2012

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by Sam TaxyApril 30, 2012 Photo Credit: Antoine Taveneaux A new report from Amnesty International, an influential human rights group, condemned European countries for denying Muslim women jobs and education by banning full-face veils or neglecting to enforce anti-discrimination laws. In addition to bans on the burqa (traditional Muslim robes that cover women’s faces and […]

Sri Lankan woman faces beheading on witchcraft charge

April 21, 2012

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Reblogged from the kracktivistMail Online, April 19-Accused of witchcraft: A Sri Lankan woman faces being beheaded after allegedly casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a shopping trip in Saudi Arabia A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl on a shopping trip in Saudi […]