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Freedom and Equality in Sudan. NOT.

Sudanese journalist could face flogging for wearing pants




That’s so, so Seventh Century of them, don’t you think?


A Sudanese journalist could receive 40 lashings after she was caught wearing trousers.

A Sudanese court began hearing Lubna al-Hussein’s case Wednesday. It will continue the hearing August 4.

At the time of her arrest, she was wearing pants, a blouse and a hijab, she said. Police accused her of wearing trousers that were too tight and alleged that her blouse was too transparent, al-Hussein said.

The crime of wearing indecent attire has only one punishment under Sudanese law, a 40-stroke public flogging, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.

“This case is the official retaliation against the reporter for her writings criticizing the Sudanese regime and extremists,” the organization said in a statement.

Al-Hussein was arrested along with 18 others July 3 after Sudan’s “discipline police” accused the women of wearing indecent clothes, al-Hussein said. Six were released, and 10 received the 40 lashes, she said.

Al-Hussein and two others fought the charges and hired attorneys, she said.



Hijab, a head covering, are often quite large, sometimes covering the whole torso. I wonder how long the cops had to stare at her, or how closely they had to inspect things, to determine that her pants were too tight and her blouse too revealing?

CNN gets the story wrong again, too. It’s not that she was caught wearing pants. It’s that they were too tight. She’s going to be flogged for dressing sexy. Or at least what passes for it there. I’ve known Indonesian Muslim women who dress in loose pants, a big shapeless shirt, and an elbow length hijab. It’s accepted dress. Well, at least in Indonesia. Who can tell WTF women should be wearing in flyblown Sudan? If you can tell that they’re female, it’s probably a crime.


Fuckin muzzies. They’re the crime.


I had a big laugh at bowling last night. Some kid on the next lanes over was wearing those low rider pants with his baggy boxers sticking out. Every time he bowled they got a little lower. Halfway through the 2nd game they gave it up, and fell to his knees while he was making his approach. Face first, right onto the lanes. But at least we have the freedom to dress like idiots. Nothing like that in Sudan.


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