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Switzerland

2021

03

May

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Swiss city wants to send homeless to other European cities

Switzerland, a country with the highest density of millionaires, a high density of billionaires, and its economy one of the world’s most advanced free-market economies, the country is not immune to the problem of homelessness. A 2019 research by the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) estimated that around 100 people sleep outside or in […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: , Q

08

Mar

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Switzerland to ban wearing of burqa and niqab in public places

Switzerland will follow France, Belgium and Austria after narrowly voting in a referendum to ban women from wearing the burqa or niqab in public spaces. Just over 51% of Swiss voters cast their ballots in favour of the initiative to ban people from covering their face completely on the street, in shops and restaurants. Full […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: , The Guardian

2020

07

Feb

Swiss school causes stir after boasting about low number of foreign students

Among the perks listed in a job advertisement seeking a new teacher, Göttibach primary school mentioned “lower than average number of children with a migration background”. The ad’s wording quickly sparked a wave of criticism. “It reads as though the job is more attractive because there are few foreigners at the school,” the president of […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Euro News , The Local

2019

25

Mar

Swiss “rightwing extremists” are armed and visible

The SonntagsBlick has published a report showing the extent to which “rightwing extremists” are publicly displaying themselves in Switzerland. The weekly newspaper published photographs of xenophobes trumpeting their views and identities on social networks. Their tattoos leave little room for doubt about their political inclinations. Neither are the symbols, flags or slogans they wield. Rightwing […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Sabah , Swiss Info

14

Mar

Muslim councillor “forced to sit out council meeting because of headscarf”

In an early test for Geneva’s controversial new secularism law, a Muslim councillor on Tuesday chose to sit in the public gallery during a recent council meeting rather than obey the new legislation by removing her headscarf so that she could take part in the session. The move by Sabine Tiguemounine, a councillor with the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

12

Feb

Switzerland’s prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years

Much of this is due to population growth. Switzerland’s population grew 28% over the same period. However, population growth doesn’t account for all of the increase in prison numbers. In 1988, there were 70 prisoners per 100,000. By 2017, the same figure was 17% higher at 82 per 100,000. In 2017 there were 6,863 prisoners […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Euro News , Le News

10

Jan

Man fined 210 Swiss francs for saying ‘Allahu akbar’

Police in the Swiss city of Schaffhausen have defended their decision to fine a man who used the words “Allahu akbar” in public. The incident in May 2018, which saw the man fined 150 Swiss francs (€132) plus 60 francs in administrative charges, came to light this week after the 22-year-old involved went public with […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: The Local

2018

05

Nov

Begging ban upheld by Switzerland’s highest court

Around 250 people in Lausanne have demonstrated against the begging ban in canton Vaud, western Switzerland, which came into force on Thursday. Beggars now face being fined CHF50-100 ($50-100). “Begging is not a crime”, was the slogan of the rally. Ada Marra, a parliamentarian for the leftwing Social Democratic Party, regretted in a speech that the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Swissinfo

24

Sep

Swiss region overwhelmingly supports ‘burqa ban’ in public places

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces. Nearly 67 percent of voters in the northeastern Swiss canton voted in favor of the new law, according to official results, paving the way for it to follow the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: The Local , Sputnik

27

Aug

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say. They confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing the couple’s failure to integrate and respect gender equality. The couple, interviewed months ago, also struggled to answer questions by members of […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: BBC