Sudan Woman Risks Flogging to Dissent 'Taliban' - Like Law

Amira Osman Hamed appearances a conceivable whipping if sentenced at a trial which could go ahead September 19. Under Sudanese law her hair � and that of all ladies � should be secured with a "hijab". However Hamed, 35, declines to wear one. 

Her case has drawn underpin from social liberties activists and is the most recent to highlight Sudan's arrangement of laws representing ethics which produced results after the 1989 Islamist-sponsored upset by President Omar al-Bashir. 

"They need us to be like Taliban ladies," Hamed said in a meeting with AFP. 

She is charged under Article 152 which denies "obscene" apparel. 

Activists say the dubiously worded law leaves ladies subject to police badgering and excessively focuses on the poor in an exertion to uphold "open request". 

"This open request law modified Sudanese ladies from chumps to criminals,"says Hamed, a separated machine architect who runs her own organization. 

"This law is focusing on the pride of Sudanese individuals." Hamed said she was going to an administration office in Jebel Aulia, simply outside Khartoum, on August 27 when a policeman combatively let her know to blanket her head. 

"He said, 'You are not Sudanese. What is your religion?'" "I'm Sudanese. I'm Muslim, and I'm not set to blanket my head," Hamed answered. 

Her dim hair, tinged brilliant, is plaited tight against her scalp with a flare of twists at the back. 

Hamed said she was confined for a couple of hours, charged, then afterward safeguarded. 

At her first court manifestation on September 1, when the case was postponed until later this month, something like 100 ladies and some men assembled to back her. 

Huge numbers of the dissenting ladies had their heads uncovered, as did Hamed who says she has "never, ever" worn a hijab. 

"There are numerous (who) wear it on the grounds that they are apprehensive, not since they need to wear it," she said, talking at her family's home and wearing pants which could cause her harm assuming that she went outside. 

Hamed was charged in 2002 for wearing trousers however a legal counselor helped her get off with just a fine, instead of a flagellating. 

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