Summary: Sudanese human rights activist assaulted and detained by police for refusing to cover her hair

Amira Osman, a Sudanese engineer and women’s rights activist, has been assaulted and detained by ‘Public Order police’ in Khartoum after refusing to cover her hair.

On 27th August 2013 Ms Osman was approached by a police officer who demanded that she cover her head with a scarf. When she refused, she was physically assaulted, forced to sit on the floor.

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