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Danish women fined for wearing face-veil

August 6, 2018

A 28-year-old woman has been fined for wearing a faceveil.

She becames the first person in Denmark to be fined under a new law which prohibits wearing garments that cover the face in public.

Police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 located north of Copenhagen, to confront a woman wearing a niqab garment covering her face.

The police found the woman had been illegally wearing a niqab in public and after she removed it she was issued a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner (NZD$156).

Denmark’s facial covering law went into effect on Wednesday last week.

The rule brings the country in line with similar laws in France and Belgium that prohibit full-body burqas, as well the niqab — Muslim dress which only shows the eyes. Both are rare in Denmark.

Danish law allows people to cover their face when there is a “recognizable purpose” like cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, such as using motorcycle helmets.

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Not fair

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l don't like this one

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what a law

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silly law

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wow why would you want to wear that