In Khartoum, Sudan, Lubna Hussein - along with 12 other Muslim women - was arrested on July 3 for violating an Islamic dress code. The 13 women were wearing trousers in public.
Ten of the women plead guilty and were given 10 lashes each and a fine of 250 Sudanese pounds (about $120).
Hussein and two other women decided to take the case to court......thereby risking being given 40 lashes. According to AP reports, she said, "I am not afraid of flogging. ... It's not about flogging. It's not about my innocence. It's about changing the law."
Tuesday, about fifty protesters supporting Hussein were tear-gassed and beaten by Sudanese police outside the courthouse where the trial is being held.
Witnesses have reported that police wielding batons beat up one of Hussein's lawyers.
Another example of the "religion of peace" in action.