"Yet the continued existence of women's and human rights activists in Sudan, as well as the diversity of Muslim culture found in Darfur, demonstrates that whoever instigated this latest incident cannot claim to speak in the name of all Sudanese."
La police soudanaise a arrêté une institutrice britannique et l’a accusée d’insultes envers le prophète Mahomet pour avoir permis à des écoliers de nommer un ours en peluche Mohamed, ce qui la rend passible de coups de fouets et d’expulsion.
The British Foreign Office demands an explanation from Sudan, where a British primary school teacher was charged yesterday with "insulting religion and inciting hatred" after allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Harassment of women's organizations by government security agents is common and the government does not allow women's organizations to register as NGOs. But female activists have found a way to beat the system by exploiting loopholes in the law.
The Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Right Council on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Sima Samar, issued the following statement following her fourth visit to the country from 25 July to 2 August, 2007.