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Human Rights Court Backs French Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's controversial 2010 ban on full-face veils in public, dismissing a case brought by a French woman against the state for breach of religious freedom. France has both the largest Muslim minority in Europe, estimated at 5 million, and some of the continent's most restrictive laws about expressions of faith in public. It was the first European country to pass a law banning burqa and niqab garments that conceal the face in...

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