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Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Not Covering Her Hair

Amira Osman Hamed faces flogging for hair
  • Amira Osman Hamed of Sudan will go to trial on September 19 and face a possible flogging sentence for refusing to cover her hair in public. Hamed, 35, is Muslim and refuses to cover herself with a hijab veil. She was stopped on the street by a police officer in August and her refusal to put on a veil lead to an indecency charge. [MSN]
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