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Court rules that Swiss criminal’s data can be passed to Italy

National News // July 17, 2018

Information about a Swiss citizen, convicted of spreading terrorist propaganda, can be shared with Italian authorities following a ruling by the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona.

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The man was sentenced to two years’ partial probation last year. He had appealed against the Swiss releasing personal information with Italian authorities, arguing that he cannot be convicted for the same crimes there.

His appeal was rejected by the Federal Criminal Court yesterday, which said that the disclosure of information regarding the man’s conviction was permissible as it would be used by Italian authorities in relation to investigations of other individuals suspected of terrorist offences.

The man’s mobile phone and laptop data will now be shared with Italy along with details of police interviews and the man’s sentencing report.

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