Forcing: a Swiss Police Euphemism for Torture
Would you go on holiday to a country where the prison population is 71% foreign nationals, and where the government proudly publishes this statistic, as if to say, foreigners are filth?
When the Swiss arrested me in April 2015, I was at a critical point in my MBA, and I was starting a new work contract.
Between April and finishing my MBA in October, I had three deliverables.
As each deliverable came up, I went through a difficult decision process: continue my MBA, and potentially wear myself out, rendering myself unable to properly defend myself;
I had to constantly re-evaluate not only if I could fulfil the requirements of the current challenge; but if, after I had done so, I would have enough energy remaining to complete the remaining hurdles.
LE TORT MORAL
En l’espèce, le tort moral doit se décomposer en deux causes distinctes ; d’une part le tort moral prévu par l’art. 429 al. 1 lettre c CPP ; d’autre part le tort moral prévu par l’art. 431 al. 1 CPP.
Tourism is a major industry in the canton of Valais; it's also an industry which is suffering right now.
Due to the high Swiss Franc, Europeans have been staying away in droves.
Well, that's what they print in the Swiss newspapers to explain the absence of French and German tourists from the slopes in the Swiss Alps. The real reason is that the right wing "Swiss People's Party" (SVN) has been shouting a little too loudly about what they think of the French and Germans. That's the real reason; if someone calls you a dirty foreigner, you are not enticed to visit!
As an Australian who travelled Europe for 18 years, I recommend you go elsewhere; there are many places just as beautiful and interesting, which are not only cheaper but safer.
Switzerland is a beautiful country. I know, I lived there for 8 years and travelled all over.
Initially based in Geneva, I had weekend study groups in Zurich for my Open University MBA -- I also had friends in Zurich -- and I bought a house with a small vineyard in Valais.