Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, March 24, 2019
The Council of States decided earlier this week that terrorists “must be able to be deported to their country of origin even though they may be tortured or sentenced to death” 22 votes to 18, Swiss broadcaster RTS reports.
Despite the protests, the Council of States decided that the security of Switzerland was a more important than Keller-Sutter’s interpretation of the constitution.
The Council of States also eased up on anti-terrorism laws by dismissing a proposal to make it illegal and punishable by three years in prison to express support for a terrorist attack.
The policy marks a distinct break from the standard operating procedure in most European countries, which usually struggle with deporting terrorists back to their homelands.
The fact that European authorities will often refuse to deport people back to countries that employ the death penalty has also reached migrants who had arrived following the height of the migrant crisis in 2015.
This was highlighted when public prosecutors’ offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe in Germany claimed more and more migrants were admitting to being terrorists specifically so that they would not be deported after a failed asylum application.