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- Southern Swiss voters back ban on full-face veils
ZURICH (Reuters) - People in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted to impose the country's first ban on face-covering veils on Sunday, following in the footsteps of French and Belgian restrictions that rights groups say discriminate against Muslims. Almost two thirds of voters in the Italian-speaking district backed the ban that still needs to be approved by the federal parliament in Bern ...
Sept. 22, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Swiss region bans full-face Muslim veil
GENEVA (AFP) - Voters in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region Sunday slapped a ban on wearing full-face veils, a move condemned by the country's Muslim community and Amnesty International.Results from a referendum in the southern canton of Ticino showed that 65 percent of the electorate backed a proposal to forbid the covering of faces in public areas by any group.Echoing bans in France and ...
Sept. 22, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News