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Trouser-wearing Sudanese woman faces flogging

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Trouser-wearing Sudanese woman faces flogging

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Hundreds of women have protested in Sudan in support of a woman accused of dressing indecently. Lubna Hussein faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public after being arrested with 12 other woman at a restaurant. The former journalist and UN worker has dared Sudan’s hard-line leaders to find her guilty.

‘‘I am not looking to be found innocent. My main aim is to change the laws. All the laws that restrict freedoms and humiliate women,’‘ she said. The case was adjourned for a month but women’s groups in Sudan complain the law gives no clear definition what indecent dress is, leaving the decision to arrest someone up to individual police officers.