Women flogged for wearing pants in Sudan

Female journalist challenging the charge

A female journalist arrested Friday for wearing pants in public, is challenging the charge, which is punishable with up to 40 lashes, the Independent reports. Lubna Hussein was one of 13 women rounded up by police in a raid on a café in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Ten were flogged publicly for violating Sharia law, which insists women and charged $140. Hussein and two other women have chosen to go to trail. Hussein decided to speak out because flogging is a practice many women endure in silence. She has sent printed invitations to the press and public figures to attend her trial.

The Independent