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  1/22/2010, Shevat 7, 5770

A Woman’s Life in Muslim Sudan: 40 Lashes for Wearing Trousers


Sudanese Muslim officials arrest tens of thousands of women a year for wearing "indecent clothing,” including trousers, and many have been fined and subjected to 40 whip lashes. One woman tells related the story after being spared the punishment, apparently because she attracted too much bad publicity.