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A case pitting freedom of religion against the right to a fair trial is back in provincial court Monday for a two-day preliminary hearing in Toronto.

The Muslim woman, known as N.S. in the courts, has accused two family members of sexually assaulting her as a child but refused to remove her face veil, or niqab, during testimony.

After six years of the case making its way through the court system, the Supreme Court of Canada last December crafted new guidelines for when someone may be required to remove a face veil.


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