The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia provisionally suspended the ban on burqa in municipal buildings of Lleida

The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia has provisionally suspended the ban on wearing the burqa (or other garments that cover the face) in municipal buildings of Lleida (Catalonia) until a sentence is passed on the appeal that the Islamic association “Watani” interposed against the ban.

Lleida City Council approved the ban on wearing the burqa in public buildings on 8 October 2010. The ban was appealed by the Islamic association “Watani” of Lleida, considering that it threatened fundamental rights.