Court Bans Veiled Terror Suspect

March 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

An Austrian court has excluded a young Muslim woman from the start of her trial on terrorism charges because she refused to remove her full-face veil.

The suspect, identified as Mona S, is charged, along with her husband Mohamed M, with links to al-Qaeda and posting a threatening video on the internet.

The presiding judge ordered the woman to be escorted from the court, arguing the jury could not judge her without seeing her face.