Sentenced to a public lashing for daring to wear trousers | The Observers

Any Government that allows this is barbaric in the extreme. All aid to the country must be cut off until such practices cease.

This is a complete disgrace.

“This video of young woman being brutally whipped by a police officer in public has inflamed the Sudanese Web since it was posted online last Wednesday. Our Observer says the footage shocked even the most conservative Sudanese people.

This isn’t the first time that a woman is submitted to a public flogging for “indecent” behaviour in Sudan (in this case, the young woman was reportedly sentenced for wearing trousers). A little over a year ago, the case of Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese woman who defied the courts to carry out her public whipping despite the immunity granted by her status as a UN staffer, made international headlines. Under pressure, the Sudanese government eventually pardoned Lubna, but as the recent video shows, other women aren’t so lucky.
On December 14,  a group of about 30 women who tried to deliver a protest letter to the justice ministry in Khartoum were arrested. Our Observer was one of them.”
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