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This is Lubna's petition to eliminate article 152 from Sudan's criminal law. Article 152 has been implemented in Sudan since 1991. It stipulates that any conduct or clothes in violation of public decency should be punished with 40 lashes or bail or both.

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Tom M. (819)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:20 pm
Thirteen women were arrested on July 3, 2009 in Khartoum under article 152 of the criminal code. The 13 women in question were arrested because they wearing trousers. They have been sentenced to 10 lashes and a bail of $100. Three of the women including a well-known journalist-Lubna Hussien- refused the punishment and asked for a lawyer and a court case. The first court hearing was on July 29. Lubna and the other three women were granted a presidential pardon, which the women refused. They have instead challenged the judge to eliminate article 152 of the criminal code.

Article 152, implemented in Sudan since 1991, stipulates that any conduct or clothing in violation of public decency should be punished with 40 lashes. However the article is vague on what constitutes indecent clothing and stands against the country's Interim National Constitution that came in place after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005. However, it is still being used to harass women in the streets of Khartoum and around Sudan.

Harassment of women by POP is very common in Sudan, but yet extremely under-reported. PoP are often abusive. Many women lack knowledge of their rights, fear social stigma and therefore do not resist the consequences of going to a police station, having a criminal charge against them and signing a paper that says that they will not repeat the offence. In addition, the bail of $100 is a load that the vulnerable and poorest women cannot pay easily.

We need your support. Please sign this petition to support women’s rights in Sudan.

Jamie L. (195)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:21 pm

Joycey B. (750)
Friday August 7, 2009, 7:25 pm
Signed. Thanks Tom.


for supporting Sudanese Women Human Rights!

amalia ahuva k. (105)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 5:47 am

Cristina S. (338)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 11:31 am
Signed and crossposted. Thanks.

Saturday August 8, 2009, 9:57 pm

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:31 pm
Thanks,for supporting Sudanese Women Human Rights!
Thanks Tom

Cheree M. (46)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 1:52 am
Noted & signed. Thanks

Anne E. (1)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:54 am
Thanks, Tom. I'm just writing about the petition and you came up first in Google. I'll be back in a few, but want to say thanks. Anne

Debbie L. (180)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 5:08 am
Noted and signed, thank you Tom

Jelica R. (143)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 5:33 am
gone, thx

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 6:04 am
Done, and thank you, Tom.

Maryanne C. (111)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 7:14 am
Noted and signed,thank you Tom.

Cynthia not well (340)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 8:08 am
signed Thanks Tom

Sara Smith (22)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 1:19 pm
signed and noted, thank u!

Tierney G. (383)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:10 pm
Signed Thank you Tom

Kari D. (192)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 4:02 pm
Do you agree to sign the Petition to Eliminate Article 152 of the Sudanese Criminal Code
Yes نعم 645 99%


BernadetteP P. (72)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 4:06 pm
signed or ok

Lyn Z. (293)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 4:32 pm

Charlie L. (29)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 11:40 pm
Signed, thanks Tom.

NOMAILS F. (550)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:36 am
Done, thanks Tom.

Shirley H. (49)
Monday August 10, 2009, 12:25 pm
Shirley h.

Nathalie Soeteman (1)
Monday August 10, 2009, 2:12 pm
Done! Keep up the good work and keep me posted!

Alejandra Vega (139)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
TY so much, Tom!!!

. (0)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 12:34 pm
Thannnx... lets hope the women can get a right to use their voices

Zee S. (0)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 8:08 pm
Horrifying rulings and I'm waiting to see it eliminated soon.
At the time of that incident, I was visiting Khartoum for 5 days,It sucked the life and the joy out of a long awaiting visit. I hope I can return soon and celebrate with the women of Sudan and get the chance to enjoy may country after being away for more than 35 years.

Gemma H. (48)
Monday August 17, 2009, 7:17 pm
Noted & signed ~ Thank you Tom

. (0)
Monday August 17, 2009, 8:54 pm
Signed & Noted

Rosemary Rannes (651)
Monday August 17, 2009, 10:29 pm
Tom I have voted and signed the petition >
Thanks, for supporting Sudanese Women Human Rights! ... posted on my Twitter page for more awareness and signatures.
Tom thank you for your ongoing support for oppressed women ... Peace always.

Hattie A. (0)
Friday September 4, 2009, 7:30 am
signed. Putting link on my facebook account and website

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday September 4, 2009, 1:05 pm
Signed TY TOM

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday September 4, 2009, 1:07 pm
Also posted on my facebook

Zoƫ C. (0)
Friday September 4, 2009, 5:00 pm
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