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Sudan cancels flogging of 9 women arrested in protests

AP  |  Cairo 

A Sudanese opposition group says an appeals court has overturned a sentence of flogging and imprisonment against nine women who took part in anti-government protests.

The says Wednesday the court ordered their release the previous day.

The women were arrested Saturday and an emergency court in the capital, Khartoum, sentenced them to a month in prison and 20 lashes each.

The court later waived the flogging amid pressure from families of the women, who rallied outside the courthouse on Saturday.

The alliance is part of an umbrella organisation that has spearheaded three months of protests across demanding the ouster of

The emergency courts were set up to investigate violations under the state of emergency imposed by al-Bashir last month.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:48 IST
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