Posted by: becketfund | November 7, 2006

Italy: Vice-Premier calls for more specific law banning facial coverings (niqab)

The BBC reports that Italy’s vice-premier Francesco Rutelli has asked for a change in the Italian law that bans covering one’s face in public. The law, which requires Italians to keep their face visible and carry an ID at all times, has been in place since 1975 as an anti-terrorist measure. Rutelli has called for a change that would make wearing the niqab an offense, while the prime minister, Romani Prodi, has stated that having one’s face uncovered “[is] important for society and for integration.”

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