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Justice Tamil Tigers return to Swiss court

The Swiss Federal Court must decide whether the Tamil Tigers are a criminal group following a complaint from the Office of the Attorney General.

This content was published on April 20, 2019 11:33 AM

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Crime statistics Why most of Switzerland’s prisoners are not Swiss

Almost three-quarters of all detainees in Swiss prisons are of foreign origin, a study shows. An analysis of the factors behind the numbers.

Repatriation US ambassador says jihadists should be tried in country of origin

While the Federal Council has decided not to repatriate jihadists with Swiss nationality, the US ambassador to Switzerland disagrees.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 9:58 AM

Soccer business Football Leaks probe closed against Swiss prosecutor

The Valais Attorney General’s Office has closed its probe into the ties between a Valais prosecutor and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

This content was published on April 12, 2019 12:02 PM

‘terrorist act’ Swiss man sentenced in Morocco in double murder case

One of the two Swiss citizens arrested in Morocco in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian hikers has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

This content was published on April 11, 2019 10:07 PM

Wrong statistics Historic verdict could force Swiss re-vote on family tax breaks

The Supreme Court has annulled the result of a controversial vote about tax breaks for families – a first in the history of Swiss direct democracy.

This content was published on April 10, 2019 3:23 PM

Soft detention Switzerland is Europe leader in prison escapees

Switzerland has the highest rate in Europe of prisoners who manage to flee detention centres, according to a new study.  

This content was published on April 3, 2019 2:30 PM

distorted images Rising numbers of young people committing sexual crimes

More and more young people are being convicted of sexual crimes, ranging from possession of illegal material to assault.

This content was published on March 31, 2019 5:20 PM

Internet security One in seven Swiss residents hit by cyber attacks

Around one million people in Switzerland have been victims of cyber attacks, according to a study.

This content was published on March 28, 2019 7:49 PM

Crime statistics Thefts halved but fraud on the rise

The number of registered thefts in Switzerland has nearly halved since 2012 but fraud is increasing. Violent crimes remain stable.

This content was published on March 25, 2019 1:10 PM

Anarchists in Switzerland ‘Empress stabbed in the heart’

In 1898 the Empress Elisabeth of Austria was killed in Geneva by an Italian anarchist - a dramatic case that aroused strong feelings around the world.