A French businessman paid 10 fines imposed on women wearing a full-face veil (niqab) in Austria under a law banning it from Oct. 1 2017.

Algerian-origin Rashid Nekkaz showed the 10 fine bills to journalists in front of the Prime Ministry building on Monday.

After the bills were paid, the businessman said that he would like to meet with Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to discuss the ban.

"I will send a letter to the minister every month if needed, I have time," he added.

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