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Sudan: Abolish the flogging of women

, Index number: AFR 54/005/2010

In 2009, the flogging of women in Sudan for ‘indecent or immoral dress’ came into the public spotlight through the high profile case of Lubna Hussein. However, this case was not an isolated incident. Article 152 of the 1991 Criminal Act is part of a broader set of laws and practices which allow the imposition of corporal punishment for what is seen as immoral behaviour, affecting a wide range of men and particularly women throughout Sudan. This campaign digest highlights several cases of flogging of women and calls for Article 152 to be repealed.

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