This horrific video shows a police officer flogging a cowering woman in the street as a crowd watches without protesting or intervening.
The crime that prompted this horrendous assault? She had ridden in a car with a man who she wasn’t related to, an offense that is prohibited by Sudan’s public order law.
The video is believed to have been taken in Khartoum, the capital, and shows the terrified and bewildered woman crying out in pain as lash after vicious lash rains down.
The woman, reportedly named Halima, cowers on the ground and tries to cover her head with a pink veil while a police officer stalks back and forth, before lining up a vicious swipe.
In the video, the police officer warns the woman: ‘This is so you don’t get into cars anymore.’
Meanwhile a crowd of onlookers mutely stands and watches the disturbing spectacle. The video was anonymously sent to a journalist, who uploaded it last month.
The accents of the people in the video point to it being filmed around Khartoum.