Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil

Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil
A group of women dressed in the niqab attended the government meeting that agreed the ban in protest. (File/AFP)
Updated 05 September 2018
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Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil

Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil
  • Police in Denmark say they fined a Turkish tourist 1,000 kroner for wearing a full-faced veil
  • Denmark's burqa ban prohibits garments covering the face, including burqas and niqab

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Police in Denmark say they fined a Turkish tourist 1,000 kroner ($155) after she entered a police station to renew her visa wearing a full-face covering.
Police in Aarhus, western Denmark, say the 48-year-old woman wasn’t aware of Denmark’s recent law that makes it unlawful to wear such garments in public. The much-debated “burqa ban” prohibits garments covering the face, including burqas and niqabs. Both are rarely seen in Denmark.
Police said Tuesday that the woman paid the fine, removed her full-face cover and walked away. No other details were available.