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Samia S., accusée d’avoir souillé le Coran et condamnée au mois de septembre dernier à 10 ans de prison ferme, a été acquittée hier par le juge près la chambre pénale de la cour de Biskra.
Samia S., accused of having damaged a Quran and sentenced last September to 10 years imprisonment, was acquitted on 28 October 2008 by the judge of the criminal division of the Court of Biskra.
"Women in the rural region of Deir al-Zur in northeastern Syria are being deprived of their rights to inherit property because local communities apply traditional custom and practice rather than national laws."
Un message de de l'Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM).
The Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network welcomes the news that Iranian lawmakers have amended a contentious new family law proposal, marking a major victory for Iranian women’s rights activists.
On 18 June, 2008 the Parliament of Vanuatu, an island in the Pacific, passed a Family Protection Order Bill.
Saudi children born to non-Saudi mothers abroad are facing an "identity crisis," as they are unable to obtain the required documents to ensure their eligibility for Saudi nationality.
A 23 year old woman, forced to marry at ten in Saudi Arabia, was ordered to pay the equivalent of 16,750 euros to obtain a divorce from her husband, according to Saudi daily al-Watan.
"Muslim Aiylee Qawaneen: Dushwarian aur Mumkinah Hal" by Sohail Akbar Warraich. (In Urdu)
The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Wednesday got its first woman judge, a job hitherto reserved for men in the conservative Gulf country.
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