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Woman reports being attacked for wearing niqab

29-year-old Bangladeshi woman says she was punched and kicked

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 9 - A 29-year-old Bangladeshi woman has reported being physically and verbally attacked in the Marghera area of Venice for wearing a niqab, a garment that covers the head and face, except for the eyes.
    The woman, the wife of an imam, reported the attack to Carabinieri police after seeking medical treatment.
    She said that initially was insulted and told that she looked like a "ghost" and then kicked and punched.
    She said she also had her headgear pulled off in the assault.
    The victim has lived in Venice for over 15 years and speaks Italian perfectly, having studied in the city.
    The Marghera Muslim community has said it intends to stage a protest following the attack, local newspapers reported. (ANSA).
   

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