UPDATE - Algeria: Justice given to women in Hassi Messaoud

We have received news that on 3 January 2005, thanks to a large national and international mobilization of women's organisations, justice was done.
The court sentenced the 20 accused men to 20 years imprisonment in absentia and out of the 6 accused that were present, 3 were sentenced to 8 years, 6 years and 3 years imprisonment respectively, while 3 others were acquitted.

WLUML's call for action was mentioned very positively in the Algerian press.

We thank all friends whose mobilization helped in the case.

In solidarity,

Women Living Under Muslim Laws