France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites
A Muslim engineer has been barred from entering France's nuclear sites due to his links with jihadist networks, after a court upheld the ban this week. His lawyer claims the man is a victim of Islamophobia.
A French court Monday upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with jihadist networks but his lawyer said it was a case of Islamophobia.
The 29-year-old working for a firm subcontracted by energy giant EDF had been granted access to nuclear installations as part of his job throughout 2012 and 2013.
But in March 2014 the man, who cannot be named according to French law, had his pass to enter the Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear power station revoked.
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