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Dutch Senate Approves Ban On Face-covering Garments


Dutch Senate Approves Ban On Face-covering Garments
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The Senate in the Netherlands has approved a bill that bans wearing full-face cover in many public places. The 44-31 vote Tuesday ends a sensitive debate on religious freedom and women's right to wear what they want. The bill bans wearing any type of clothing that completely covers the face except for the eyes in educational institutions, on public transportation, in hospitals and in government institutions. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

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