Rome, Nov 13, 2016: An Albanian-Muslim has been fined 30,000 euros after she refused to take off her niqab in a public building in San Vito al Tagliamento in Italy, as required by the law.
A judge in the province of Pordenone on Friday converted a four-month prison sentence handed to the woman into a 30,000 fine plus 600 euros cost.
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The woman entered a meeting last month at San Vito al Tagliamento town hall and repeatedly ignored a request by its centre-left mayor to remove her niqab, which leaves only the eyes visible.
She has lived in San Vito al Tagliamento since 2000 and recently became an Italian citizen. (IANS)Click here for reuse options!
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