Aziza Salih Adam

Crime: Not wearing socks to cover her feet
June 2003

On 1 June 2003, 15 year old Aziza Salih Adam was sentenced to 30 lashes of the whip by the District Court (Mahkamat Al- Muhafiza, formerly known as the Public Order Court, Al- Nizam Al- ‘Aam) in Nyala, Western Darfur. Aziza, who works as an assistant to street- vendor selling tea in the Wehda district of Nyala, received this sentence for not wearing socks to cover her feet. The punishment was carried out on the same day as the sentencing.

For more information, see 2003 Report on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan by the Sudanese Organization against Torture (SOAT)