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Denmark imposes first fine on woman for breaching veil ban

(CNN)A woman in Denmark has become the first person to be fined since a controversial law banning face coverings came into force this week. Critics say the legislation, passed in May, oppresses some Muslim women and violates their rights. The ban has been ridiculed for its vague language — and for outlawing all facial coverings in public — despite its backers clearly stating its real target is the Islamic face veil. Under the new law, people found wearing facial coverings in public can be fined from 1,000 Danish kroner for…

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