dress; women body; control; sexuality; state control; gender discrimination; punishment

 13/07/2015

Les deux Marocaines arrêtées en juin pour port de tenues jugées trop légères ont été innocentées lundi par un tribunal d'Agadir. Poursuivies pour "outrage à la pudeur", elles encouraient de un mois à deux ans de prison.

Amira Osman is awaiting trial for refusing to cover her hair. She is one of thousands of Sudanese women who are being arrested under Sudan's criminal code, sentenced, and publicly lashed.

"I am a Muslim woman but I will not cover my head, a piece of cloth should not determine my spirituality" - Amira Osman. While the anger is accumulating in Sudan and peaceful demonstrators are being injured and killed by the Sudanese regime forces, this comes as a natural result of years of injustices.  Sudan has been exposed to the brutality of the dogmatic ideology of political Islam, and the people have been stripped of their dignity. The story here is just a tip of the iceberg. Sudanese women are the mirror of the cruelty and disparity imposed by the ruling regime. 

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