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Woman asks to wear burqa in witness box
by Angie Raphael
A Perth judge is set to decide this week whether a Muslim woman can wear a full burqa while giving evidence before a jury in a fraud case.
WA District Court Judge Shauna Deane is due to hear submissions on Thursday from lawyers for the prosecution and defence regarding the witness who wishes to wear the burqa, also called a niqab.
The woman is a strict Muslim who does not want to show her face to men.
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