KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Two Sudanese women Thursday were sentenced to 20 lashes and fined for committing an act of indecency by wearing trousers, weeks after a similar case sparked worldwide controversy.
The two women were arrested at the same party as Lubna Hussein, a former journalist who was also charged with wearing trousers and publicized her case as part of a campaign against Sudan's public-order laws.
Judge Hassan Mohamed Ali sentenced each woman to 20 lashes and a $110 fine in a Khartoum courtroom.
The women's supporters told journalists that the punishment, often carried out immediately after a conviction, was postponed after the women filed an appeal.
Hussein, who was in court Thursday, said the latest sentencing showed that her campaign still had a long way to go.