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Debate over Burqa ban hits Syria

Debate over Burqa ban hits Syria

Syria's decree aims to control what it sees as the rising influence of Islamic conservatives.

January 4, 2011 3:16

Amnesty International condemns burqa ban

Rights group says Belgium's proposed ban on wearing face-covering Islamic dress in public is 'an act of discrimination in itself'.

May 1, 2010 4:18

Belgian lower parliament endorsed Burqa ban

New legislation makes it illegal to wear clothing that obscures an individual’s identity, including the full face Islamic veil.

April 30, 2010 9:32

Violators of Belgium’s burqa ban law face jail time

Belgium’s federal parliament committee will make wearing of Islamic face covering punishable by fines and up to seven days in prison.

April 22, 2010 8:16