Shabnam Mughal was dressed completely in black with a full-face veil leaving only her eyes visible.
The judge, George Glossop, asked Miss Mughal on Monday if she would “kindly remove her veil to assist with communication”. He told her: “It will allow me to see your face and I cannot hear you as well as I would like.”
She declined to do so and Immigration Judge Glossop briefly adjourned the case. Later in the day, he asked her a second time. When Miss Mughal again refused to remove her veil, the judge adjourned the case until next Monday, pending consultations with Mr Justice Hodge.
Miss Mughal, in her twenties, who was representing a Sikh businessman challenging the Government’s refusal to permit his nephew to visit Britain, was not taking media calls yesterday. A colleague said she was upset by what had happened.
Se billedet på et af linkene – man tror, man er i Afghanistan.