On Wednesday, 7 amateur male models and a female makeup artist in Sudan were convicted of indecency after police accused them of wearing and applying makeup at the Sudanese Next Top Model Fashion Show held back June.
A lawyer for the group explained:
"The court thought that they were indecently dressed … The judge thought that wearing makeup could be offensive for men and allowing a woman to put makeup on men was against the law."
Rather than the maximum punishment of 40 lashings, the judge ordered all eight to pay a fine of 200 Sudanese pounds or roughly $85 USD for the offense.
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