Objectors who refused to carry out military service are demanding a formal apology after their lives were made a misery.
The group, led by Piet Dörflinger, claim thousands were socially ostracized or imprisoned for refusing to carry out military service.
The incidents all predate 1996, when the alternative civil service was introduced.
Those affected are now demanding what they call “moral reparations” from the Federal Council.
However, not everyone is taking their claims seriously.
Swiss People’s Party MP Thomas Hurter sees no reason for a formal apology: “If mistakes were made, they can be corrected if they haven’t been already. I see absolutely no reason for any additional special treatment now.”
The Federal Council countered that if any suffering took place, it was a case for district courts and not grounds for “political rehabilitation”.