Denmark Fines Turkish Tourist for Wearing Full-Face Covering

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 09:15
Asharq Al-Awsat

Denmark fined a Turkish tourist for violating the country’s ban on wearing the full-face cover.

Police in Aarhus, western Denmark, said on Tuesday the 48-year-old woman was not aware of Denmark's recent law that makes it unlawful to wear such garments in public.

She was made to pay 1,000 kroner ($155) after she entered a police station to renew her visa wearing the face cover.

The woman paid the fine, removed her the cover and walked away, said police. No other details were available.

The much-debated "burqa ban" prohibits garments covering the face, including burqas and niqabs.

Both are rarely seen in Denmark.

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