[fund] promotion and application of religious laws

The Hudood Ordinances were promulgated in 1979 by Zia-ul-Haq in his drive towards Islamisation.
In Soviet times, polygamy was prohibited by law. What has happened in the years of independence in the former Central Asian republics of the USSR?
An Iranian woman is about to be executed for killing a police chief who allegedly tried to rape her, according to Amnesty International.
Amina Lawal, condamnée à la lapidation pour adultère, a été acquittée jeudi par une cour islamique du Nigeria peu avant l'annonce de la condamnation à la même peine d'un homme accusé de "sodomie".
En Inde et pour la première fois dans l’histoire de l’islam, des femmes vont devenir guides spirituels, ou muftis, et pourront ainsi prononcer des décrets religieux appelés fatwas.
Amina Lawal, avec sa fille Wasila et son avocate à son entrée au tribunal jeudi, a été relaxée jeudi par la cour d'appel islamique de l'Etat de Katsina, dans le nord du pays.
The Katsina State Sharia Court of Appeal has vindicated Amina Lawal’s appeal against her conviction for adultery and sentence of stoning to death.
Four out of five judges rejected her conviction, saying she was not given "ample opportunity to defend herself".
An update from BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, Lagos, Nigeria regarding the case of Amina Lawal.
The Taliban may be gone, but women in Afghanistan are still being arrested for 'moral' crimes.
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