The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) singled out the police in Geneva where a number of officers resorted to kicks, punches and the use of police dogs during arrests as well as "strangling techniques" for the regurgitation of drugs.
The comments, published on Thursday, were contained in an official report following the CPT's visit to Switzerland from September 24 to October 5, 2007.
The CPT said that while it had "only very rare allegations of deliberate ill treatment" from people in police custody in cantons Aargau, Bern, Solothurn, Valais and Zurich, the situation in canton Geneva was "much more worrying". More...
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