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French prison ordered to serve halal meals
by Sam Ball
A prison in France has been ordered to make halal meals available to its Muslim inmates in a landmark legal ruling.
The administrative tribunal in Grenoble in southeastern France ruled that the nearby Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison must begin serving halal meals in its canteen, citing French laws guaranteeing "free exercise of religion".
A Muslim inmate at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, known only as Adrien K, made a request to the prison's warden in March this year asking for Muslim detainees to be offered the option of halal meals, according to French media reports.
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