Starting on 5 November 2018, a member of the Border Guard Corps will appear before Military Court of Appeal 2 in Zurich. The appeal hearing will focus on a case heard in the first instance on December 7, 2017; Military Court 4 had found the border guard guilty of attempting to terminate a pregnancy, negligent bodily harm and repeated failure to comply with the service requirements. All parties appealed against the judgment of the Court of First Instance.
On 5 November 2018, a member of the Border Guard Corps will appear before Military Court of Appeal 2 in Zurich. The accusation accuses the border guard of being responsible for the death of the unborn child of a Syrian woman. The border guard was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment and a 60-day fine, both suspended, for attempted termination of pregnancy, negligent bodily injury and repeated failure to comply with service. The Syrian woman was part of a group of refugees who, on July 4, 2014, transited from France to Italy. The Border Guard Corps supervised this group during the journey from Vallorbe to Domodossola.
The appeal hearing will begin at 9 am on 5 November at the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Hirschengraben 15, in Zurich. The hearing is open to the public. It is expected that the hearing will last two days under the presidency of Colonel Maurus Eckert.