Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Freedom of religion price tag: 650 dollars fine for Muslim woman in Italy's anti-immigration city

ROME - Italian police fined a Muslim woman for wearing a full veil in a street in the northern city of Novara, possibly the first such incident in Italy, city officials said Tuesday.

"City police ticketed her last night and she will have to pay a 500-euro (650-dollar) fine," Mauro Franzinelli of the Novara municipal police said.

"As far as I know this is a first in Italy," he said adding that the woman could appeal. more...


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