Al-khatim Adlan Center For Enlightenment (Kace)
Al-Khatim Adlan Center For Enlightenment

The Public Order court accuses women’s activists Winnie Omar of indecent clothing

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Khartoum, December 10, 2017

On Sunday evening, December 10, 2017, human rights defender Winnie Omar was harassed by a police officer and a prosecutor in front of her office in Khartoum, accusing her of wearing un-Islamic attire. The police officer and prosecutor filed a case against Ms. Omar in the Public Order Court of al-Deyom in the capital Khartoum, wherein the Court postponed the hearing to next Monday. Ms. Omar said that she was wearing the same clothes previously during a solidarity stand in the Court in issues of concern to women. She expressed her shock that the complainant was someone other than the ones who arrested her. Sudanese women suffer from a government crackdown on them because of they choose what to wear.

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