France: Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights must be free to protest for their rights

Condemnation at the detention of people protesting against “burka ban”

Amnesty International condemns the detention of several people, including two Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights wearing the full-face veil, who were protesting against the law banning the wearing of any form of clothing concealing one's face in public.

The law came into force today. Police said the people were detained for joining an unauthorised protest in central Paris.

Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Programme Director John Dalhuisen said:

“Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in France have the right to freedom of religion and expression. They must also be free to protest when this right is violated.

“This law puts France to shame – a country that prides itself on the human rights it claims to promote and protect, freedom of expression included.

“The law preventing Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights in France from expressing their values, beliefs and identity should be scrapped.”

  • Find out about our Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's rights programme
  • Find out more about human rights in Europe /li>

View latest press releases