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18-month sentence for woman wearing niqab who was ID-checked in Jette
by Oscar Schneider
This Tuesday Brussels' Criminal Court issued an eighteen-month prison sentence to Stephanie Djato, the woman who refused to remove her niqab during an identity check and who assaulted several police officers in Jette in 2012.
This incident led to heated incidents in the Brussels-West police zone, which were spurred on by radical Islamist movement Shariah4Belgium.
The judge sentenced the woman to 18 months in prison and, as she was absent from the court, ordered her immediate arrest. He also fined her 900 euros and ordered she pay damages of between 2,500 and 7,200 euros to the police officers she assaulted. The judge also ordered her to pay 607 euros in damages to the Brussels-West police zone.
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