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Rights group fight France's burkini swimsuit ban

Days after Cannes imposes ban on full-body swimsuits worn by some Muslim women, rights group are opposing the prohibition in French courts.

A French human rights group has said it will oppose a ban on burkinis in courts after the seaside city of Cannes barred the full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women.

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“Ten women have asked us to sue the town of Cannes,” Marwan Muhammad, the executive director of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, said in a statement posted on the group’s Facebook page on Friday.
“We are currently conducting interlocutory action against Cannes.”

Citing security concerns, Cannes Mayor David Lisnard issued an ordinance forbidding beachwear that did not respect “good morals and secularism”, French media reported.

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