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A Somerville landlord and Christian minister convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down the stairs must comply with a judge's order that she learn about the Islamic faith as part of her probation, the state's highest court concluded Wednesday.

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court left intact the probation imposed on Daisy Obi by Somerville District Court Judge Paul M. Yee Jr. in 2014. The SJC's ruling was based on procedural grounds and didn't directly address the probation condition.

Writing for the court, Justice Barbara Lenk noted that under court rules, a person must first object in a lower court if he or she wants the high court to review it. No such objection was made by Obi and her attorneys, Lenk wrote.


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