The Lausanne-based Federal Court has ruled it was wrong for a lower regional court to stop a Swiss Muslim organisation from holding its annual meeting in the city of Fribourg last year.

Confirming a complaint by the Islamic Central Council (IZRS/CCIS) against the previous verdict, the Federal Court said on Wednesday that there was no reason to ban the meeting.

The Sarine senior regional official Carl-Alex Ridoré had initially refused to provide the necessary authorisation for the IZRS/CCIS gathering planned on November 29, 2014, at Granges-Paccot in Fribourg due to serious "security risks". His position was reportedly taken based on the tense international climate and fears that participants might break the law. This had been supported by the Fribourg cantonal court.

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