CAIRO, Egypt, June 9--An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a US-accredited university [the American University] in Cairo was wrong to bar a Muslim female scholar [Iman al-Zainy], who wears a face veil, from using its facilities, court sources and a lawyer for the woman said.

"The court said in the strongest of terms that it is up to women to decide about their clothing, and that women should not be discriminated against because of the clothes that they choose to wear," he told Reuters. "A complete ban on the niqab is now outlawed as a matter of principle."

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