Switzerland now bans all activities related to IS, such as propaganda for IS, fundraising and recruiting supporters to IS. The regulation was effective from midnight on Wednesday, and it includes both activities in Switzerland and if Swiss citizens commit such acts abroad.
The penalty is up to three years in prison, or an unspecified fine. The penalty may be increased if there are other offenses . This means that the scenes we have seen in Europe with supporters of ISIS waving IS flags is now prohibited by law in the alpine country.
The regulation will be in force for an initial period of six months, but the Federal Council said it seeks to implement additional legislation by the end of the year.
Prohibited zones for asylum seekers in public places
Last year it was announced that several cities in Switzerland refuses asylum seekers to visit schools, swimming pools and soccer fields without permission.
The small town of Bremgarten in Aargau canton is one of several Swiss cities with prohibited zones for asylum seekers. The 150 asylum seekers in Bremgarten, are accommodated in former military barracks and may not visit schools, nurseries, sports centers, football fields and the public swimming pool without a special permission from the municipality.
The prohibition applies between the hours of 7 and 18, in accordance with an agreement between the Swiss Office for Migration and Bremgarten. If the rules are broken, there could be "consequences" such as that asylum seekers are refused to go out or to be deprived of their unemployment benefits.
- We do not want them. Refugees. Many of them sell drugs and parents fear that they will attack the children, especially little girls. It is almost exclusively young men among asylum seekers, and we must protect our children. Therefore, they are not allowed to approach the schools, Mayor of Bremgarten, Raymond Tellenbach, says.
Switzerland is not a EU country.
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