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European Court ruling on full-face veils punishes women for expressing their beliefs

Headline Title:  European Court ruling on full-face veils punishes women for expressing their beliefs 01 July 2014  Today’s European Court of Human Rights judgment upholding a general ban on wearing full-face veils in public is deeply damaging, warned Amnesty International. It represents a profound retreat for the right to freedom of expression and religion and sends a message that women are not free to express their religious beliefs in public. The case was brought before the Strasbourg-based court by S.A.S, a 24-year-old French woman who finds the general ban enacted in…

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