22 December 2015

18 Months For Woman Who Assaulted Police After Being Told To Remove Niqab

Stephanie Djato was arrested on 31 May 2012 at a bus stop in the Brussels borough of Jette. She had been asked to remove her niqab — a cloth face covering that forms part of the hijab worn by some Muslim women — in accordance with Belgian law, but refused.

Ms. Djato resisted arrest but was eventually taken to a police station. On the way there she continued to put up resistance, and head-butted one of the female police officers.

On arrival at the police station she continued acting aggressively, and as the situation deteriorated further still two women police officers were injured and Ms. Djato was taken to hospital.

Dutch newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws, reports the court today found Ms. Djato solely responsible for the fracas, handing down a prison sentence of 18 months and a 900 euros fine. She was also ordered to pay compensation to the police officers she attacked, with most going to the one who sustained the headbutt. [Breitbart London] Read more