Curated By FG Contributor Samiha Hossain Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian Human rights campaigners in Sudan fear the launch of a new police squad will herald the return of “morality policing” in the country. The government has announced the creation of the community police unit to “reaffirm the relationships between people and the police” and ensure security. The former police “community service unit,” which arrested and punished people, particularly women, for their behaviour, was dissolved after the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir in 2019. They enforced public order laws targeting women such as preventing women from wearing trousers, having their heads uncovered or mixing with men who were not their immediate family––and banning the brewing or drinking of alcohol. Despite the transitional government repealing these laws, courts in some parts of Sudan continued to prosecute women for violating dress codes and people who were caught drinking alcohol.