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Dans une prison américaine, à l’heure où Obama veut réformer le système judiciaire
France24 | 30/08/2016

Avec plus de deux millions de détenus derrière les barreaux, le système pénitentiaire américain est l’un de ceux qui enferme le plus de personnes au monde. Barack Obama, premier président à s'être rendu dans une prison fédérale, a promis de réformer un système judiciaire qui enferme trop facilement.


Cannes burkini ban triggers outrage

Source: Times of London (subscription)

August 13 2016, 12:01am, The Times

The French Riviera resort of Cannes has banned women from wearing burkinis, otherwise known as full-body swimsuits, because they “symbolise Islamist extremism”. The decision has prompted a backlash from mainstream Muslim groups who say that it is discriminatory.

David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, signed a bylaw saying: “Beachwear which ostentatiously displays religious affiliation, when France and places of worship are currently the target of terrorist attacks, is liable to create risks of disrupting public order. We are not banning the veil, nor the [Jewish] kippa nor crosses. I am simply banning a uniform which is the symbol of Islamic extremism.”


Very few women have been seen in burkinis at the resort, he acknowledged. Those who do wear them now face on-the-spot fines of €38 (£33). Officials said that offenders would first be asked to change or leave the beach.

Muslim organisations criticised the ban, calling it discriminatory because strict French laws enforcing secularism do not outlaw the wearing of religious dress in public places, other than full face coverings. A lawsuit is to be brought against Cannes by the Collective against Islamophobia in France.

Read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cannes-burkini-ban-triggers-outrage-v7db5nz57

Women wearing the cover-all burkini on the beach at Cannes will face a fine of £33 under a new bylaw (AP)

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