Africa

Sudanese Woman Whipped in Public for Wearing Pants

Footage has emerged of a woman being publicly whipped in Sudan for wearing pants.

The video offers a rare glimpse of the type of punishment inflicted on women who break the country's strict morality code.

The victim was punished under Sharia law for wearing pants under her Islamic clothing.

The footage shows her crawling on the ground, raising her arm to try to ward off the attacks and screaming as the whip strikes.

The public punishment sparked protests among females against laws they said humiliated women.

Dozens of them were arrested.

The governor of Khartoum said there had been a mistake in the way the victim's punishment had been carried out.

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