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Court clears Orthodox Jew for not carrying ID on Sabbath

By: JTA

(JTA) – An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath.

The man had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police under a Dutch law.

Orthodox Jews are not permitted to carry any objects in a public place on the Sabbath.

The Hague appeals court ruled last week that the man’s religious requirement was more important than the law, according to Dutch News, citing the Telegraaf.

According to the newspaper, the minister who introduced the law was told at the time that it would present problems for Orthodox Jews, and he said then that it should be taken into account when the law was put into practice.

The public prosecutor could appeal the ruling.

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2 Responses to “Court clears Orthodox Jew for not carrying ID on Sabbath”

  1. Empress Trudy says:

    Be clear though, a Muslim man will never so much as be stopped in the first place.

  2. Bar Pinchas says:

    L.S.,

    it is about me in Holland.
    But, the prosecution appealed and the case is again going to be brought to court, as you can find on my page.

    Best regards,

    Bar Pinchas
    Holland

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