Forced deportees ill-treated


Some of those who have been deported from Switzerland have been subjected to ‘degrading and inhumane’ treatment.

That’s the conclusion from the National Commission for the Prevention Torture.

A new report highlights a forced deportation in Geneva where a pregnant woman was tied up in front of her children and then carried down the stairs.

In another case, Vaud police used masked special forces officers who shackled a woman – although she was being cooperative. 

The Commission says physical restraints should only be used if the subject is likely to be a danger to themselves or others.

It also criticises authorities separating families. In one case a father was away from his wife and children for a whole month. 

Last year 130 people were forcibly deported. 

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