Saudi women wearing veils barred from entering France

News Agencies – June 12, 2012

A police union says three Saudi women who refused to remove their face veils at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport have been barred entry to France. An official with the SGP-FO police union said that border police asked the women to remove their veils after they arrived Monday on a flight from Doha, Qatar. The official says the women refused, border police refused them entry in France, and they returned to Doha. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly for the police.

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