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First French fines for veiled women a ‘travesty of justice’

22 September 2011 A court in Meaux near Paris fined Hind Ahmas €120 and Najate Naït Ali €80 for wearing the niqab, a full face veil, in public. The first fines issued in France today against two Muslim women wearing full-face veils in public are a violation of their rights to freedom of expression and religion, Amnesty International said today.  A court in Meaux near Paris fined Hind Ahmas €120 and Najate Naït Ali €80 for wearing the niqab, a full face veil, in public.  The two women were originally stopped in the street by police on 5 May near the Meaux Town Hall, during a…

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