Sudanese woman in court for refusing to cover her hair
KHARTOUM (AFP) - A Sudanese woman who refuses to cover her hair under the country's morality law appeared in court on Thursday and her case was adjourned until Nov 4, her lawyer said.
Amira Osman Hamed, 35, has said she is prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of what she has called a Taleban-like law.
"The defence asked the court that the charges against this woman be withdrawn, and the court adjourned the hearing until Oct 4 while it considers the request," lawyer Moezz Hadhra told AFP.
Hamed's case has drawn support from civil-rights activists and is the latest to highlight Sudan's series of laws governing morality that took effect after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by President Omar al-Bashir.