Switzerland has made a tough decision: the Syrian woman who sustained a stillbirth will not be compensated.
A Syrian woman who suffered a stillbirth after being deported from Switzerland is said to receive no satisfaction. That was decided by the Federal Department of Finance.
Lawyer negatively surprised by the verdict
For the affected Syrian refugee family and their Zurich lawyer Dina Raewel, it is incomprehensible that there is neither satisfaction nor compensation.
Raewel told Radio SRF that she was very sorry that nothing was directed at the victims. She was particularly surprised that there was no satisfaction.
Not to blame for the baby’s death
The border guard responsible had not organized any medical help in the summer of 2014, although the heavily pregnant Syrian woman complained of pain. She and other refugees were brought back by train from Brig to Domodossola, Italy, where she gave birth to her dead baby in the hospital.
In the ruling that Radio SRF has received, the department also comes to the conclusion that the Swiss authorities are not responsible for the mental suffering that the mother suffered.
The tough line taken by the Finance Department in this case is surprising. Because the Federal Customs Administration stated in an internal analysis that a satisfaction of up to CHF 10,000 to the woman concerned would have been justified.
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