The Swiss government proposed on Friday, December 8, to allow house arrest for persons posing a security threat, even if they are not suspected of a particular crime. This was stated at a press conference, justice Minister Simonetta, Sommaruga, reports Reuters.
It is noted that this step is part of the anti-terrorism package, which the country is developing to fill the gaps in the legal system when it comes to people, who are called “potential threat”.
“At the moment police officials and the judiciary’s hands are tied when it comes to effective action against such people, while not being criminally investigated,” – said the Minister.
The government believes that such people would regularly report, as now do some football hooligans, and their contact and movement restricted. House arrest would be a last resort and would require court approval.
In Switzerland have not yet been terrorist attacks, in contrast to neighboring European countries, and intelligence last month reported that 550 people represent a potential danger to the country.
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