South African Army drops charges against Muslim officer

Posted by News Express | 23 January 2020 | 1,373 times

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• Maj. Fatima Isaacs

South Africa's army has withdrawn charges it brought against a Muslim officer who refused to take off her headscarf in 2018.

Maj Fatima Isaacs was charged with wilful defiance and disobeying a lawful command after she failed to comply when her superior asked her to remove her headscarf.

The army withdrew the charges at a military court at the Castle of Good Hope near Cape Town. It said Major Isaacs was allowed to wear a headscarf as long as it did not cover her ears and was "plain in colour".  (BBC)

Source: News Express

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