Female singer arrested for ‘wearing a trouser’

Female singer arrested for ‘wearing a trouser’

The Public Order Court in Khartoum yesterday postponed indefinitely the trial of popular Sudanese singer Mona Magdi after she was arrested on charges of wearing indecent dress on Saturday.

Magdi was detained by Khartoum police on the grounds of an old photo that was posted on social media sites showing her wearing trousers at a private party.

Political forces, civil society organisations and women’s groups condemned the trial as null, void, and blatantly targeting women’s rights and personal freedoms.

The women’s campaign against injustice called in a statement to form a unified platform to confront the law of the regime, saying that it oppresses women and humiliates them by various false claims.

Sudan’s strict Islamic morality laws criminalise “indecent dress”.

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