Islam in the UK Niqabs and Burqas

U.K.: MUSLIM FORCED TO REMOVE HER FACE COVERING WHILE GIVING TESTIMONY IN COURT…….

 

The shame today, is that the obvious is news.

It’s crucial for a jury to see a person’s face giving testimony during a trial, how else can one draw a conclusion as to the veracity of the statement without first seeing how the person is delivering it. Otherwise, it’s like an email exchange.

You must take off your veil: Judge rules that Muslim defendant can wear niqab during trial but NOT when giving evidence

  • 22-year-old, from East London, denies charge of witness intimidation
  • Judge Peter Murphy ruled Muslim woman will be allowed to stand trial wearing a full-face veil but must remove it while giving evidence
  • He said the judge should recognise ‘freedom of religious expression’
  • But he said it was crucial for the jury to see the woman’s face

PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 16 September 2013 | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 17 September 2013
niqab forced off during trial by judge 17.9.2013
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