On June 25, 12 Christian girls were detained due to their “scandalous outfits” by the Public Order Police as they left the Baptist church in El Izba, Khartoum.
The young women, wearing trousers and skirts, were transferred to a police station; two of them were acquitted on Friday, after the agents of the Public Order Police reconsidered their opinion about their clothes.
The ten others were charged with “deeds against the public morality” under Article 152 of the 1990 Criminal Code.
“The young women attended a religious festivity in the church, and were wearing fancy dress. The charges are an insult to the church,” argued their lawyer.
“Furthermore, the students were forced to change their clothes inside the police station, which is an affront to their dignity.”