Rights Violated?: Muslim Woman Jailed Over Head Scarf

Dec, 16, 2009

A Georgia judge ordered a Muslim woman to ten days in jail for refusing to remove her head garb at the courthouse security checkpoint. Officials say Lisa Valentine, 40, violated courtroom procedures." I just felt stripped of my civil, my human rights," Valentine tells the Associated Press. She was later released after the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations asked federal authorities to investigate the occurrence and several others like it in Georgia.

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