Russian bus company fined for refusing service to passenger wearing hijab
MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI, Olga Siverkina) - The Kaliningrad Central Court fined a bus company that refused to carry a passenger wearing a hijab, the press service of the court told RAPSI.
The plaintiff filed a lawsuit for moral damages against West Line 2. In her claim, the woman stated that last June she and her mother, both wearing hijabs, boarded a bus. At the next stop, the driver approached them and asked to leave the bus. To avoid a conflict, the plaintiff and her mother did as they were told. Later, the woman sent a written complaint to the defendant but received no response. After that she turned to the court.
The court ruled that the defendant pay 22,000 rubles ($457), including 10,000 rubles ($208) in moral damages.