Friday, January 6, 2017

Merete Hodne convicted in the court of appeal – ABC News

Hijab case:

* Hairdresser Merete Hodne met 8. september in the year in Jæren district court, accused of having refused Malika Bayan services because the Bayan bar the religious head-covering hijab.

* According to the indictment shall Hodne have declined Bayan when she came to ask what it cost to strip your hair. Hodne said that she would not “take on people like her”.

* the Incident took place around one year ago in Hodnes hair salon on Whetstone.

* Hodne was imposed a fine of 8.000 nok, which she refused to adopt.

* Hodne acknowledged not straffskyld during the trial. She insisted that she considers hijaben as an “extremely political symbol” and that it gives her anxiety.

* Hodne has been politically active in the Stop Islamiseringen of Norway and in the Pegida.

* the Judgment, which was preached on Monday, 12. september, going out on that Hodne must pay a fine of 10.000 nok. She must also meet legal. The ruling is appealed.

Hodne was in the Gulating court of appeal on Friday sentenced to pay a fine of 7,000 dollars to have refused the hijab-clad Malika Bayan (24) access to its hair salon in Ipswich. In the district court, in september, Hodne ordered to pay 10.000 dollars in fine plus 5.000 million in relief. In the court of appeal is the fine reduced by 3.000 million, and Hodne don’t have to pay the relief.

– It goes in all the case the right way, ” says Hodne to the NTB. She refers to that amount she was originally ordered to pay, was set down by the court of appeal.

Refuses straffskyld

the appellate Court justify the reduction of the fine that it presented new evidence that “the offended went to the lounge to see how the defendant would react”. In the same way as in the district court, acknowledged Hodne rather not straffskyld when she met in the court of appeal.

According to the verdict, the perpetrators have Hodne explained that she sees the hijab as a garment that symbolizes a dangerous political ideology, muhammedanismen, and that the use of the headscarf is not anchored in that part of the Quran which deals with the “gudetro”, but is politically anchored.

My view is that muhammedanismen is very dangerous for humanity in the whole world, and I stand on that hijab is the same as a ICE-flag, says Hodne.

Personal battle

Hodne says she has not yet decided whether she will appeal the matter further.

On the question of whether she will continue to deny people wearing the headscarf access to the hairdresser’s, answer Hodne “no comment”.

– It’s probably the safest. But this is a personal political battle for me, so it is only to run on to get the message, ” she says.

Frisørens defender, a lawyer, Linda Ellefsen Eide, prayed in the court of appeal that the Hodne had to be acquitted.

– Whether the court is in doubt about Hodne has dismissed Bayan because she believed that the headscarf was a political garment or a religious garment, so shall she be acquitted. When will the doubt get my client to good, she says.

In October, it became known that the Gulating court of appeal agreed to treat frisørens appeal.

see also:

Barber compared the hijab with ICE-flag

Frp-politician equate the hijab with nazikostymer

Staff reviewer nursing home for hijabnekt

the municipality of Oslo refses to have asked the jobseeker does not wear hijab


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