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Orthodox Jew cleared of failing to carry ID, because it was Saturday
An orthodox Jew has been found not guilty of failing to produce an ID card because it was against his religious principles to carry any object on Saturday – the Jewish sabbat - the Telegraaf reports.
The Hague appeal court ruled on Friday the man should not be prosecuted for failing to prove his identity as required by police. He had faced a €150 fine.
'This religious requirement is more important than the requirement to meet Dutch laws,' the court press spokesman told the paper.
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