Verdict expected for Swiss ‘IS’ knifewoman


The Federal Criminal Court in the southern Switzerland city of Bellinzona is today set to issue a verdict in a trial of a woman accused of slashing two people in the name of the Islamic State group in an upscale shop in the Ticino region. – AFP pic, September 19, 2022.

A COURT is due today to issue a verdict in a trial of a woman accused of slashing two people in the name of the Islamic State group in an upscale shop in normally tranquil Switzerland.

Prosecutors have called for the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to be sentenced to 14 years for “terrorism”, but asked that the sentence be suspended and the woman be committed to a closed treatment facility for as long as she is deemed a threat.


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