Wednesday, 4 November 2009

IMHRO condemn treatment of Lubna Ahmed Hussein

Iranian Minorities’ Human Rights Organisation (IMHRO)



Ms. Lubna Ahmed Hussein was arrested by the Sudanese government merely for wearing trousers. Having the opportunity to choose what to wear is a basic human right. This was denied to Mrs. Hussein in Sudan.

Arrests of this kind deny women of their human rights to freedom of expression and freedom from discrimination. It is unacceptable that the Government of Sudan allows such deplorable behaviour to continue.

IMHRO abhors discrimination of any kind and asks the Government of Sudan to stop these sexist arrests. The harassment of women in Sudan must stop and we declare our solidarity with the women’s rights campaigns in Sudan.

Minorities in Iran also suffer from similar discrimination with the government imposing its own dress code on the population.

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