On 27 August Amira was arrested by the Public Order Police. The 35-year-old civil engineer and women’s rights activist was working in the outskirts of Khartoum when 10 policemen approached her and threatened to take her to the police station for her ‘crime’. She was then charged under Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Code with ‘indecent or immoral dress’ and faces the possibility of receiving up to 40 lashes if convicted.

The trial of Amira Osman Hamed starts tonight and if convicted she could be sentenced to flogging in Sudan for refusing to cover her hair with a headscarf.

Appeal to the Sudanese Minister of Justice, Mohamed Bushara Dousa, to drop all charges against Amira Osman Hamed.

Please sign the petition. LINK

I was just wondering – will Sharia law be imposed on Muslims in the UK and will flogging then become the preferred punishment for erring women?