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News ID: 26905
Publish Date: 10:26 - 04 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 4 - A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face veils in public places, media reported.

Put veil on face and you will be fined: Denmark

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had become involved in a scuffle with another woman who had tried to tear her niqab off, a police duty officer told.

The woman was informed she would receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156, 134 euros) in the post, and was told to either remove her veil or leave the public space and she chose the latter .

As of August 1, wearing a burqa, which covers a person's entire face, or the niqab, which only shows the eyes, in public carries a fine of 1,000 kroner.

Repeated violations are fined up to 10,000 kroner.

Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, even if the hijab is their own choice.

The full-face veil is a hot-button issue across Europe.

Belgium, France, Germany and Austria have already imposed bans or partial bans.
The ban also targets other accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas, masks and false beards.

Source: AFP

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