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Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir (Burhan Ozbilici/AP) Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption Independent.ie A court in Sudan has convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in prison. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/former-sudan-leader-albashir-jailed-for-two-years-over-corruption-38784606.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article38784605.ece/5b492/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_7c04c97c-8afe-4e4e-bc44-9eb69238dc0d_1 Email A court in Sudan has convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money […]

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Sudan has repealed its repressive ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

On Thursday night, the transitional government took a significant step in addressing Sudan’s troubled past by repealing a public order law that had granted police far-reaching powers to arrest people for a litany of infractions, including women who were found dancing, wearing trousers, vending on the streets or mixing with men who weren’t their relatives. […]

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Sudan overturns moral policing law, disbands ex-ruling party

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government has abolished a law criminalizing immoral conduct and indecent clothing that rights groups criticize as targeting women and say is a holdover from the three-decade rule of toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet announced early Friday that they would overturn the notorious Public Order Act, and […]

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