Tunisian student sues college over face veil ban

June 13, 2011
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A Tunisian student has sued her college after it refused to let her sit for the final exams wearing a face veil.

The Science College for Mathematics and Physics had warned that it would not allow face-veiled students to enter the exam halls. However, the student defied the ban and insisted on not removing her veil to sit for her graduation exam, Tunisian daily Assabah reported on Monday.

The lawyer accused the college of abusing its powers and of failing to abide by the Tunisian constitution which guarantees rights to education and to individual freedoms.

Tunisia is seen as the most liberal country in the Arab world where women enjoy a special status.

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/tunisia/tunisian-student-sues-college-over-face-veil-ban-1.821143

         

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