New Burka Law After Muslim Woman Lies About Australian Policeman
New laws allowing New South Wales police to demand the removal of face coverings for identification will be extended to prison and court officials.
The change was prompted by the case of Carnita Matthews, a Sydney woman who won her appeal against a jail sentence for falsely accusing a policeman of trying to forcibly remove her burka.
In quashing a six-month sentence for Ms Matthews in June, the magistrate said he was unable to confirm whether Ms Matthews had made the accusation as police had been unable to see the face of the woman who made the complaint.
Australia’s New South Wales police get new burka powers
Police in Australia’s New South Wales state have been given more powers to remove burkas and other face coverings to identify crime suspects.
Carnita Matthew, accused of making a false statement, has history of not paying fines
THE woman at the centre of the burqa row, Carnita Matthews, has a long record of driving offences and a history of not paying her fines.
Court documents have revealed that she had been fined seven times for traffic infringements before she was stopped by police in June last year for not displaying her P-plates in the incident that sparked the row that spilled over to the District Court yesterday.
Carnite Matthews husband-
The 42-year-old disability pensioner, who has two wives living in different southwestern Sydney suburbs, was sentenced on Thursday at the NSW Supreme Court to at least six years jail.
The maximum time he can spend behind bars is eight years.
Found guilty of recruiting seven young Australian men to fight for Islamic State and aiding six of them to enter Syria, where two died in jihadi combat, Alqudsi has now wept in court about his predicament.