Save Amira Osman Hamed from flogging in Sudan
"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.
Amira's court case, scheduled for 19 September, was postponed to give the Attorney General enough time to consider the request to drop all charges.
We need to act quickly as the Sudanese authorities are making up their minds now. Stand with Amira and the women of Sudan who face discrimination and disproportionate punishment every day."