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Algeria bans women working in public sector from wearing full-face veils

Algeria bans women working in public sector from wearing full-face veils

Country: 
Algeria
News Date: 
19/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Decision may anger country's Salafist minority.  leader has banned women working in the country’s public sector from wearing full-face veils, also known as niqabs. In a letter sent to ministers and regional governors on Thursday, the country’s prime minister said the need for identification had prompted the move. Civil servants, he wrote, needed to “observe the rules and requirements of security and communication within their department, which impose their systematic and permanent physical identification”.