Canadian court says judges will decide on veiled witnesses

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TORONTO (RNS) Ontario’s highest court has ruled that female witnesses may testify in court while wearing a face-covering burqa or niqab, but such decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the presiding judge. In a 3-0 ruling released Wednesday (Oct. 13), the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that witnesses’ right to freedom of […]

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