[fund] promotion and application of religious laws

An Islamic court in the northern Nigerian state of Sokoto has acquitted a women accused of having sex outside marriage.
The case has been adjourned until 18 March 2002.
Egyptian court rules that no individual can petition a court to forcibly divorce another person.
Le proces a été repousse le 10 juillet 2001: la Tentative d'annuler le mariage de Docteur Nawal el--Saadawi est remise la deuxième fois.
We are deeply concerned about politically-motivated court action brought against Dr. Nawal el-Saadawi and the possibility of threats to her personal security and that of her husband. Now 70, the prominent Egyptian feminist writer, doctor and active defender of the rights of women has become the latest intellectual to face the possibility of apostasy charges.
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