Friday Links — May 8, 2009

  • The American Civil Liberties Union, along with domestic violence groups and religion organizations, petitioned to change a proposed rule that allows judges to bar Muslim women from wearing niqab while testifying in court. More from Freep.
  • After a recent defamatory article, which claimed female Saudi journalists “resort to drugs, prostitution, alcohol and unlawful relations to reach high positions in their profession”, the Saudi Journalists Association is calling for a new set of rules regulating the issuing of website and online newspaper licenses. And, of course, there’s a lawsuit. Hit ’em hard, ladies. Via TalkIslam.
  • A group of female attorneys from the U.A.E., Kuwait, Lebanon, and the West Bank are in Jordan to gain hands-on legal training.
  • Feministe reports on the trial for the U.S. soldier who is accused of being party to the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and her family. He has been found guilty and may face the death penalty.
  • Girls in the Swat valley have been allowed to return to school–with provisions.

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