Tunisia PM Chahed cites security reasons for the niqab ban following a double suicide bombing in Tunis last month.

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Tunisia bans face veils in public institutions after bombing
July 5, 2019

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab – a full-face veil – in public institutions with immediate effect, citing security reasons. ” Chahed signed a government decree that bars any person with an undisclosed face from access to public headquarters, administrations, institutions for security reasons,” an official source told Reuters News Agency on Friday. The decision, which was reported on state media, comes at a time of heightened security in the country following a double suicide bombing in the capital, Tunis, on June 27 that left two people dead and seven wounded. READ MORE

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