Italy works on anti-veil law

By: NBC Email
By: NBC Email

Under the proposed legislation, anyone breaking the law could be fined up to 42-thousand dollars.

Those who force a woman to cover her face in public would also face a fine and a year in jail.

The draft law will be sent on to the Italian parliament for consideration next month after its summer recess.

Belgium and France have already adopted laws banning burquis and similar garb that cover the face.


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