Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sudanese female journalist jailed for wearing long pants in public

Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein was jailed and fined after conviction for “public indecency” for wearing long pants in public in Khartoum. The AP story (photo by Anu Rauof) appears in the CFape Cpd online paper here.

The journalist says that the (Shariah) Islamic law in Sudan is vague and being interpreted to harass visible women who are not submissive to men. Apparently the jail and fine avoided a public caning.

Recently a woman was sentenced to caning in Malaysia, another Muslim country, for drinking in public, but the corporal punishment was canceled.

Attribution link for Wikimedia p.d. map of Sudan.

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