Brussels airport deports Danish woman wearing niqab

A Danish female, who allegedly refused to take off her niqab, the religious outfit covering face and complete frame, has been deported from the Brussels airport after police had been unable to become aware of her, a Belgian reliable stated.

Theo Francken, the Belgian nation Secretary for Asylum and Migration, confirmed the incident on Saturday on his reputable Twitter account.

“A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqab at our border. Police could not discover her. She changed into despatched again to Tunis,” Francken tweeted.

He did now not pick out the female with the aid of her name.

“Thursday I knowledgeable my Danish colleague Inger [Stojberg, Danish minister for immigration, integration and housing] approximately the niqaab-incident with a Danish citizen on our Schengenborder,” he introduced.

In November 2015, police in Brussels in short held a Saudi woman carrying a niqab.

Niqab banned in view that 2011

A regulation banning ladies from wearing the full-face veil, niqab, and burqa, which also covers the eyes, got here into force in Belgium on July 23, 2011.

ladies sporting complete-face veils in public are problem to fines and can face up to seven days in jail in the us of a.

the ecu courtroom of Human Rights (ECHR), the top human rights courtroom in Europe, upheld Belgium’s ban in July, rejecting a criticism with the aid of  Muslim women who put on the niqab.

The courtroom based in Strasbourg said that the regulation was now not discriminatory and did not violate the proper to appreciate for private and family lifestyles, nor freedom of faith.

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