France issues first fine for woman in Islamic veil

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April 12, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
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"French police say they have issued their first penalty to a woman for covering her face with an Islamic veil. The woman was stopped in a shopping centre in Paris on Monday evening -- the same day that a law banning face coverings in public came into force. Police said they gave the 27-year-old woman a ticket that requires her to pay a 150-euro (£133) fine or register for citizenship classes within a month." (04/12/11)  

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