Judge allows Muslim woman to wear niqab
BBC, Monday 16th September 2013
A Muslim woman can stand trial wearing a full-face veil but must remove it to give evidence, a judge has ruled. Judge Peter Murphy made the ruling at Blackfriars Crown Court in London where the woman is due to stand trial accused of intimidating a witness. The 22-year-old woman, from Hackney, has refused to remove her niqab and reveal her face in front of any man.