May 31, 2018 | May 31, 2018 | ~ Danish MPs greenlight ban on wearing burqa niqab in public ~ | .. Danish lawmakers have voted in favor of a law prohibiting the wearing of full face veils, such as the niqab or burqa, in public. A repeat offender won’t face prison as proposed, but could receive a $1,600 fine .. The majority of Danish MPs (75 against 30, with more than 74 absentees) adopted the law commonly referred to as the ‘burqa ban’ on Thursday after weeks-long negotiations. Thus the country joined other European countries, which have already introduced similar restrictions, including Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands .. |

Women in niqab at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 31, 2018. © Mads Claus Rasmussen / Reuters
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