Deceased bodies show banned in Lausanne
Lausanne has banned a travelling show featuring plastinated human bodies.
The show ‘Real Human Bodies’ was due to set up in the Palais Beaulieu over the weekend.
There are concerns the show, which is not linked to the better known ‘Body Worlds’ exhibition, has not obtained sufficient permission from the deceased that their remains can be used.
There are allegations the bodies are those of Chinese prisoners.
Authorities say they did not get clarification of how the bodies were obtained. One city council member says there are too many questions outstanding.
Swiss law states that every person has the right to dispose of their remains as they wish and the city says the show is likely to cause offence.