Posted by: becketfund | January 23, 2009

Albania: Photo IDs with Headscarves now Permitted

TIRANA – Authorities in Albania have decided to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves while being photographed for ID cards, AP reported on January 23. Albania began issuing new identity cards January 2009, but Muslim community leaders complained that the government’s passport agency was not allowing photos with headscarves. On January 23, Interior Ministry spokesman Fatmir Konja said  that such photos will be accepted as long as the headscarves do not obscure a person’s facial features.

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