(KCEN) -- The Bell County Jail has released a new mug shot of Maj. Nidal Hasan. The updated photo shows him wearing the beard that the judge has ruled as unacceptable for the courtroom.
Hasan claims he is wearing the beard because of his Islamic faith and that it's extremely important to him now.
The next pre-trial hearing for Hasan is scheduled for June 29.
In the last pre-trial hearing on June 19, the judge upheld his decision to kick Hasan out of court because of his beard, which is against military code. Hasan had to watch court proceedings via video.