Nine men are awaiting trial in eastern Spain after allegedly sentencing a woman to death for adultery in an unofficial Islamic law court, a police spokeswoman said Monday. The woman walked into a police station in March saying she had escaped captors who had taken her to a remote house in Catalonia where they “tried” and “convicted” her for adultery, the spokeswoman from the Catalonia regional police force said. The men were charged with illegal detention, attempted murder and forming a criminal band.
GAYa NUSANTARA together with the Center for Marginalized People (CMARs) and Tarbiyah Faculty of Moslem Education from IAIN Sunan Ampel University held a public seminar entitled "Qanun Jinayat: Is it still relevant for Indonesia?" More than 70 people including teachers, students and NGO representatives participated in the event that took place in IAIN Sunan Ampel University. Keynote speakers for this seminar were the Moslem thinker Guntur Romli from Jurnal Perempuan, the critical feminist Endah Triwijati and the moderator Ahmad Zainur Hamdi, professor at IAIN Sunan Ampel University.