Amnesty: Minaret ban won't make it into law

Amnesty: Minaret ban won't make it into law

The Swiss referendum calling for a ban on the building of mosques with minarets is unlikely to make it into law. This is the view of the human rights group Amnesty International.

Nicole Sprokel from the Dutch arm of Amnesty says she does not expect the ban on minarets to become law as it contravenes the Swiss constitution:

"It is a violation of religious freedom of course, but it also discriminates because the measure affects one group."

Ms Sprokel thinks Switzerland's own legislation will prevent the ban from being introduced. If that doesn't happen she says the matter could be taken to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.


Source: RNW (English)

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