World Pulse (Exclusive)- Publication of a video clip depicting a scene of two men in blue-police uniform- brutally flogging a young woman in public, has provoked a wave of anger in the middle of Sudanese expats, "emigres" and inside the Sudan.
Under the title: Al Bashir still flogs women in Sudan in 2010, Al Rakoba sudanese popular website published today Wednesday, a Youtube video showing a young women mercilessly forced to kneel and whipped for wearing pants as the source said, while she was trying to escape the atrocity. World Pulse is doing its best to get more details from neutral sources.
During this atrocity she was crying, calling her mother to come and save her and begging the policemen, in Arabic, to stop whipping. But they turned a deaf ear to her appeals as they were laughing and shouting at her to stop crying and let them finish lashing quickly because they were in hurry. They also threatened to replace flogging by two years in custody. The police had also urged the presence, to watch and take pictures of her. Watch the link (at I report/cnn.com, because it has been removed from the source I have mentioned above):http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-527066
The Young lady features and skin color indicate that she could be from the northern regions of Sudan. Women punishment is normally conducted inside a room by a woman, during daytime, possibly, in the presence of people.But this punishment was carried out in public a matter that contradicts the way punishment is done according to Islamic laws.
Last year the Police apprehended a minor Christian who was 16-year-old (the photo)called Silva Kashif for wearing a knee-length skirt, and flogged her without referring to her parents or allowing her to have a defense.
In Sudan and under Al-Bashir regime, whipping is normally carried out immediately without enabling the victim to appeal the rule or seek any help. Women flogged are socially stigmatized and rejected by society for the rest of their lives.
At the Beginning, website hasn't given much information on the young lady or the crime she has committed.But later Aljazeera Mubashir, based in Qatari capital has revealed that the lady was apprehended and punished because of wearing pants in public.
Under the Al Bashir Islamic regime, flogging women has become a common phenomenon. The Sudanese government insists on flogging women for what it calls indecent outfits.Pants is considered a sensational dress and a lady in pants is normally subjected to apprehension, interrogation and can receive lashes that vary from 10 to 40 or 50. Under the (152) article of the Criminal Procedure Code of 1991, more than 40000 women were flogged in 2008, as the police head stated in an interview to the Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily Arabic newspaper.
Last year "Pulse Wire website", covered the story of the Sudanese female journalist Lubna Al Hussein who was judged to flogging for wearing pants in public.. She could escaped the country regime and lives currently in France.Because of her stance, the world's attention was drawn to the brutal way women were treated in Sudan. (http://worldpulse.com/node/11570). Lubna joined World Pulse online community last year and became active member.
Pulse Wire will publish information as soon as it gets and keeps the internet browsers updated on this story.
Worth noting that whipping, amputating and package lists of punishments were applied for the first time in the twentieth century during the Nimirie's regime (1969-1985), when he claimed applying Islamic Sharia, which people sarcastically called September laws, because they were applied in September 1983. These laws were frozen During Sadiq Al Mahdi's democratic regime (1985-1989). When Al-Bashir took the ruling in a coup d'etat in June 30, 1989 Flogging women has gained ground and become protected by the law.
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