Thursday, February 21, 2019
this report. Excerpt:
[Johan] Cosar who is now 37 is facing allegations that he undermined the defensive capabilities of the country by engaging in a foreign army, which is prohibited under Article 94 of the Swiss Military Penal Code.
Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts.* * *
Cosar faces up to three years in prison under the military penal code. In similar cases, the military court has typically imposed financial penalties.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
this story about proposed legislation that would subject Russian military personnel to disciplinary action for using social media and personal tech in ways that compromise operational security. Excerpt:
Draft legislation proposes banning servicemen and reserve troops from posting anything online that would allow outsiders to glean their whereabouts or role in the military.Good luck with that.
The bill, which was approved by lawmakers in its second of three readings in parliament on Tuesday, says the ban would cover photographs, video, geolocation data or other information.
It would also prohibit soldiers sharing information about other servicemen or the relatives of servicemen, while those who break the ban would be subject to disciplinary measures.