Sudan Women Lashed for Wearing Pants

How low can a war-torn nation sink? Sudanese police stormed a restaurant in the capital city of Khartoum and arrested over a dozen women for nothing more than wearing pants. Several of the women pled guilty and accepted the punishment for "indecent dress" under Sharia law: 10 lashes. The rest of the women chose to consult a lawyer, and now face a more severe punishment of 40 lashes. Some of the women were non-Muslim, and are therefore not supposed to be subject to the harsh form of Islamic law. One of the women swept up in the shocking arrest is a well-known journalist in Sudan who also works for the United Nations.