Petition to Support Sudanese Women’s Human Rights

// 9 August 2009

Thanks to reader earwicga for highlighting this petition, which calls on the Sudanese Parliament and Ministry of Justice to remove the article 152, under which Lubna Hussein and her party were arrested for wearing trousers in public, from Sudan’s criminal law:

This article is what the Public Order Police (PoP) in Sudan uses to harass women about their dress code. Article 152 has been implemented in Sudan since 1991. It stipulates that any conduct or clothes in violation of public decency should be punished with 40 lashes or a bail or both.

You can also read more on Hussein’s Facebook page.

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earwicga // Posted 9 August 2009 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Laura for highlighting these sites. I have blogged some of the articles that have been written about this case and http://www.anneofcarversville.com/women-of-sudan has a lot more. One thing that confuses me about the publicity given is that there were two other women who chose to go to court with Lubna but they have not been named at all. Does anyone know why this might be?

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