Lubna Hussein faces up to 40 lashes for wearing pants in public.
On Wednesday, the court gave Hussein the option of accepting immunity as a U.N. worker or waiving it and standing trial. Hussein works for the media department of the U.N. and is also a journalist for the left-leaning Al Sahafa newspaper. The soapbox at her disposal has not been lost on her: In response to the court’s offer, Hussein waived her immunity, saying, “I wish to resign from the U.N. I wish this court case to continue.”
Later she added, “I wish to change this law.”
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