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France suspends burkini ban

Protesters demonstrating against the ban outside the French embassy in London

By: Eastern Eye Staff

France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on wearing the full-body burki-ni swimsuit which has sparked controversy across the world. The State Council heard arguments on Friday (26) from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group which was seeking to reverse a decision by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the Islamic garment. The ruling from the council suspends a single ban in the southern town, near Nice, but is likely to set a precedent for other towns that have prohibited the full-body swimwear on their beaches. The burkini bans have triggered a fierce debate about the…

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