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Geneva: Muslim councillor 'forced to sit out council meeting because of headscarf'

Geneva: Muslim councillor 'forced to sit out council meeting because of headscarf'

In an early test for Geneva's controversial new secularism law, a Muslim councillor on Tuesday chose to sit in the public gallery during a recent council meeting rather than obey the new legislation by removing her headscarf so that she could take part in the session.