Sudanese women flogged for “wearing trousers”

The BBC reported earlier today that 13 women were arrested for “wearing trousers” in a restaurant in Khartoum, Sudan.

Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, says that she and twelve other women are facing 40 lashes.

“I was wearing trousers and a blouse and the 10 girls who were lashed were wearing like me, there was no difference,” she told the BBC’s Arabic service.

Khartoum, unlike South Sudan, is governed by Sharia law.  Under Sharia law in Khartoum, the normal punishment for “indecent” dressing is 40 lashes.

I am speechless.

Read the full article at BBC.

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