Violence Against Women in Sudan

 This horrible video of laughing Sudanese policemen flogging a woman and publicly humiliating her. The video led to 50 women protesting outside the justice ministry in Sudan. The police surrounded them and dozens were arrested. 

The women said they had tried to get permission for the protest but had been refused. (View Full Article for Video)

The video follows 2009 's case of Lubna Hussein, the UN worker and a Sudanese journalist who was arrested with 12 other women for wearing trousers at a party in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The 12 others accepted the punishment of 10 lashes but she refused and challenged the verdict in court. She still lost the case but due to international criticism, she was released with a fine instead of lashes.


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