Finally Some Common Sense: Woman must remove niqab when testifying at sex assault trial, judge rules

A judge has ordered a Muslim woman to remove her niqab when she testifies next week at the preliminary hearing for two men she alleges sexually assaulted her years ago.

It is the second time Ontario Court Justice Norris Weisman has ruled N.S. – known in court by her initials – should remove the face covering when testifying in court.

He released his written ruling Wednesday.