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40 Lashes for Wearing Green Trousers? July 30, 2009

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A Nigerian woman, a former UN employee, is going to court to challenge her arrest on the charge of wearing green trousers. According to BBC World News, the woman was arrested along with a dozen other Nigerian women and accused of wearing indecent attire. The other women pleaded guilty and accepted twenty to fourty lashes each for the “crime” they were alleged to have committed.

The former UN employee is fighting back against the indecent attire law, which was crafted after adoption of the 2005 Nigerian constitution. Her defense includes detailed analysis about how the attire law goes against Islamic Sharia and even contradicts the constitution.

Stay tuned to goddesses blog to learn more about what happens in this case of the green trousers.