A 66-year-old man on Tuesday was charged with threatening a district court judge who ruled that a Norwegian hairdresser was guilty of discrimination for denying service to a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

The Jæren District Court judge received a letter from the 66-year-old man in September of last year, just before the court fined hairdresser Merete Hodne 10,000 kroner for denying service to 24-year-old Malike Bayan at Hodne's hair salon in the small town of Bryne.

Local newspaper Roganytt reported on Tuesday that the man was charged with making threats against the judge and will appear in a Stavanger court next month.

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