ACJPS: Sudan charges a female musician for indecent dressing based on a social media post

(25 October 2018) On 18 October 2018 at 3:00pm, 4 policemen from the public order police department raided a car that was carrying a singer, Ms. Muna Majdi Salim. The policemen raided the car while she was waiting for the driver who had stepped out to buy water from a nearby shop in the main street of Khartoum. The policemen arrived in a car with tinted windows and with no number plates. She was taken to a public order police station located in Al-mugran neighborhood of Khartoum. A case was filed against her under Article 152 of Sudanese Criminal Act of 1991 for indecent dressing. She was interrogated about her dressing on 11 October 2018, while she was performing at a Charity party at Sparks City Hall, located in Al-Sahfa neighborhood of Khartoum. She was then shown a photo of what she was allegedly wearing on the said date as published on social media. In the photo, Ms. Muna was wearing trouser and a white long-sleeved blouse.