Posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
(sda) In the dispute over whether a Muslim girl in St.Margrethen in the canton of St. Gallen with a headscarf should attend primary school, the single judge of the district court Rhine Valley acquitted the two parents. The family have called to right to freedom of religion.
The prosecution had punished the parents last October. They should have their education and fiduciary duty violated, violate the cantonal public school law and against official orders. The parents appealed to the penal and were thus on Wednesday in Altstaetten also in the canton of St. Gallen before a single judge.
The school St.Margrethen had after the summer holidays in 2013 required the student to attend classes without a headscarf. Then the girl remained for several weeks away from school. The parents raised the cantonal Department of Education complaint against the headscarf ban. There, the case is still pending.
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