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Grace Matsiko
Kampala

Four Ugandan women are among people arrested in Juba, South Sudan for alleged indecent dressing.

“I was going to buy sauce at the market in Konyokonyo and three policemen stopped me and ordered me to get into the car.

I inquired why I was being arrested, they told me I was dressed in a funny way, “one of the detained Ugandans, Ms Resty Nakabubi, 21, narrated by telephone from Juba yesterday. “On the police truck I found another Ugandan, they took us to Malakal police while rebuking us for promoting Aids.”

Predominantly Muslim Sudan follows the Sharia law that was a the cause of fighting between the SPLA and the Sudan army. However, South Sudan follows a secular law but has a big Musilim population that influences issues like the dress code.

The women, arrested on Monday, were accused of wearing ……continue reading at       http://allafrica.com/stories/200810100348.html

 

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