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The New York Times, 14 July 2009

World Briefing: Europe

Sudan: Women Who Wore Pants Are Flogged in Public

By The Associated Press

The police arrested 13 women in a raid on a cafe in the capital, Khartoum, and flogged 10 of them in a police station for wearing trousers, one of those arrested said Monday. The women were detained on July 3 by officers of the public order police, which enforces Sudan's strict Islamic law in public places. One of those arrested, Lubna Hussein, a journalist, said she was challenging the charges, which can be punishable by up to 40 lashes. "I didn't do anything wrong," she said.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: July 23, 2009
A report by The Associated Press in the World Briefing column on July 14 about the police's flogging of 10 women in Khartoum, Sudan, for wearing trousers in violation of strict Islamic law misstated the date of the punishment and referred imprecisely to its location. The flogging took place on July 3, not July 10, and was done inside a police station, not in public. (The station was open to the public, however.)

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