World Sudanese women charged over trousers

17:35  10 december  2017
17:35  10 december  2017 Source:   BBC News

Massachusetts firefighter charged with 5 armed robberies

  Massachusetts firefighter charged with 5 armed robberies CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts firefighter has been charged with five armed robberies and is being investigated for his possible connection to several more. Police say Chicopee firefighter Erik Henry is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week.The 36-year-old Henry was arrested at the station on Wednesday. Two banks and three stores in Chicopee have been robbed by a masked man with a gun since late October. The latest robberies occurred Sunday.Police say Henry is being investigated in connection with similar robberies in Springfield and Holyoke.

Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police. Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The court dismissed the charges over a "lack of evidence provided by the community security" In addition the Commissioner of Khartoum issued a decree forbidding women and men to wear trousers or The Sudanese No Oppression Against Women Initiative has strongly denounced the decree.

Sudanese women in Khartoum: Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police © Getty Images Sudanese women risk arrest if their clothes are deemed provocative by police

Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday.

The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit.

Rights activists say tens of thousands of women are arrested and flogged for indecency every year, and laws can be applied arbitrarily.

They say the law in Muslim-majority Sudan against wearing trousers and short or tight skirts discriminates against Christians.

Traditionally, women in Sudan wear loose flowing robes.

Campaigner Amira Osman told Netherlands-based Radio Dabanga the public order act violated women's rights.

"The party took place in a closed hall in a building in El Mamoura [south of Khartoum]," she said.

"The girls were arrested for wearing trousers, despite obtaining a permit from the authorities."

The law - Article 152 of the Criminal Code - applies to "indecent acts" in public, wearing an "obscene outfit" or "causing an annoyance to public feelings".

Man who mowed down 21 people in NYC may use insanity defense .
A lawyer for the man who police say mowed down 21 people on a Times Square sidewalk has hinted he will use a psychiatric defense. Richard Rojas, 27, did not appear in court when his case was called Monday for a short conference in which attorney Enrico Demarco said he filed official notice that will allow him to proceed with an insanity theory.Prosecutors will now get to have their experts examine Rojas to assess his mental state.A date for those examinations has not been set.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/world/-105383-sudanese-women-charged-over-trousers/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!