Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Accused of Assaulting Daughter for Removing Hijab

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Accused of Assaulting Daughter for Removing Hijab

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Quebec man accused of assault over hijab

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GATINEAU, Que. - A Quebec man has been charged with allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter for a year in what police are calling "honour-based" violence.

Gatineau police said Friday their investigation suggests the level of violence escalated once the man discovered the girl was removing her hijab when she was away from the family home.

They have not released the man's name to protect the alleged victim's identity.

"It took a lot of courage for this young girl to come up to police and to inform us of what was happening," Sgt. Jean-Paul Lemay said.

She decided to file a police complaint, which culminated in an arrest Wednesday.

The teen has since been removed from the family and is in the care of youth protection. …

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