Niqab arrest in Brussels


The incident arose when the police attempted to check the woman’s identity. Her husband refused to let the identity check be carried out invoking the woman’s human rights. The couple became more and more aggressive and a third person joined in resulting in a ‘serious disturbance’. The three people were then taken to the police station.The garment which is a full veil and only leaves the eyes uncovered is banned in Belgium.The fine for wearing the burqa is just fifty euros but the trio may face prosecution for slander, issuing threats towards the police and resisting arrest.

The woman now risks a 50 euro fine. The two men too face a prosecution.