Dec 13 2010
This video clip depicts the scene of a Sudanese girl being flogged all over her body in front of a laughing crowd at a police station in Khartoum.
The girl was crying and lying on the ground squirming in pain, begging the policeman to stop hitting her, before another officer assisted him and participated in the beating. Lubna Ahmed Hussein, a journalist from Sudan said the accused does not get a chance to defend him/herself. All punishments and executions are performed on the same day of the hearing and trial. Lubna said, “The painful thing is the silence of women who are subjected to beatings and humiliation by the police for fear of scandal, because the community is always blamed on the woman victim, not the executioner”.
The Sudanese government is using Islamic law and public order police to suppress and intimidate people to block any resistance to the government of Omar al-Bashir, who was charged with genocide by the International Criminal Court.