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ECHR rules that BiH violated a man's freedom of religion

ECHR rules that BiH violated a man's freedom of religion
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to pay a Bosnian-Herzegovinian man 4,500 euros in non-pecuniary damages, for a 2012 case, in which the "guilty" person was held in contempt of court for refusing to take off his skullcap.

Husmet Hamidovic was a witness in the 2012 case regarding an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo in 2011. While testifying, he was asked by the court to remove his skullcap. When he denied he was expelled from the courtroom and convicted of contempt of court, reads Anadolu (AA)

In examining the case, the ECHR ruled that the actions against him were not justified and that BiH "had violated the man's freedom of religion" according to the relevant Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.../IBNA

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