Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday.

The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit.

Rights activists say tens of thousands of women are arrested and flogged for indecency every year, and laws can be applied arbitrarily.

They say the law in Muslim-majority Sudan against wearing trousers and short or tight skirts discriminates against Christians.

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  • Clink9

    “The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit.”

    Wait until CNN gets a hold of this story. It’s all we’ll hear about for the next month.

  • Tweety58

    Send Canckes McHillary there,

  • tom_billesley

    Arbitrary application of laws is part of the terror.

  • robins111

    Can’t say I blame them. I walked by a feminist protest a while ago and saw a bunch of them in yoga pants. They have a point.

    • ntt1

      especially the pants that become transparent under stress, it reminds me of rural Thailand with all the sacks of piglets going to market on the samlor buses

  • Malcolm Y

    Sudan that sounds like a transgender country Sue Dan.

  • ntt1

    Strike while the iron is hot! I recommend an immediate air drop of thousands of unflattering shots of Rosie O’Donnell in straining spanx and lycra shorts.

  • richard

    “Morality police.” That says it all.

  • tom_billesley

    Is it because the men don’t generally wear trousers?

  • Watchman

    “They say the law in Muslim-majority Sudan against wearing trousers and short or tight skirts discriminates against Christians.”
    I’m not sure that using this argument is going to embarrass them or just make them feel good that the Christians are being discriminated against, and thus strengthening their resolve to continue.