Sudan woman risks flogging to protest ‘Taleban’- law

A Sudanese woman says she is prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of a “Taliban”-like law.

Ms.  Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted at a trial which could come on Sept 19.

Under Sudanese law her hair – and that of all women – is supposed to be covered with a “hijab” but Ms Hamed, 35, refuses.

Her case has drawn support from civil rights activists and is the latest to highlight Sudan’s series of laws governing morality which took effect after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by President Omar al-Bashir.

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