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    Tunisian women, one (R) wearing a burkini, a full-body swimsuit designed for Muslim women, swim on August 16, 2016 at Ghar El Melh beach near Bizerte, north-east of the capital Tunis.

    French Interior Minister Calls for Calm After Court Suspends Burkini Ban

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    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called for calm after the Council of State, France's highest court, suspended the ban imposed on the full-body burkini swimsuits in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in August, the municipal authorities in about 30 French coastal cities on the French Riviera, including Nice, prohibited the burkini over safety concerns.

    "Now everyone's responsibility is to find appeasement which is the only way to evade disruption of public order and consolidate the community," Cazeneuve said in a statement.

    On Thursday, France's Human Rights League launched an appeal against the ban imposed by the authorities of Villeneuve-Loubet, one of the first municipalities to prohibit burkinis, in the Council of State.


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