'Remove your niqab' Judge refuses to hear Muslim woman's evidence until she takes off veil

'Remove your niqab' Judge refuses to hear Muslim woman's evidence until she takes off veil
 

Judge Audrey Balla said the ruling, the first of its kind in the country, was necessary because the veil prevented him from reading Moutia Elzahed’s expression.
Ms Elzahed refused a number of alternatives, including the court being closed to the public, as she gave evidence or the opportunity to give evidence in a smaller, more private room. 
Her counsel Clive Evatt explained: “I’m instructed that she’s of the Muslim religion and it’s against her religion to reveal her face to men, although not to women.
“Therefore, I’m instructed she will not remove her veil, if that’s the correct... read more

 
1 December 2016 in World News, Views: 36
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