In a coordinated Anti-terrorist action have to beat the Federal Prosecutor’s office and cantonal law enforcement authorities on today’s Tuesday. At various locations in the cantons of Zurich, Bern, and Schaffhausen, they have carried out house to house searches and a total of eleven persons initiated a criminal case. Is determined a violation of the Federal law on the prohibition of terrorist organisations such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic state (IS), also IS-law called.

Five Teens under the accused

Among the eleven persons in the focus of the authorities, five Teenagers are. Four of them come from Winterthur, you are between 15 and 17 years old. The five young people lives in the Canton of Bern and is 17 years old. Because you are still a minor, the criminal investigations against you, the youth Prosecutor’s offices in Winterthur and Bern is responsible.

In one of the six adults, the is jihadist returnees Vedad* (21) from Winterthur, such as the “Tages-Anzeiger” reported. He confirms the research of the VIEW. Vedad had traveled with his sister, Edna* (20) at Christmas, 2014 after Syria. They were sentenced as first jihadist returnees at the beginning of the year, due to a breach of the IC act. Both came with mild sanctions: Edna, 10, Vedad with 11 months of prison conditionally. As a support you need protection on a regular basis in the Violence-spot report of the police Department of the Canton of Zurich.

The Federal Prosecutor’s office determined against Vedad and the other five adults in addition, due to the suspicion of support for or participation in a criminal organization. In the case of two accused, including jihadist returnees Vedad, has requested custody.

No stop in Switzerland planned

Against the Bernese young people, meanwhile, is determined in addition, due to depictions of violence and against the Zurich Teens in addition, because of offences against the arms act. The top youth advocacy in the Canton of Zurich does not specify what weapons were found at the Suspect. Also the question of how the Islamist Terror groups were specifically supported, do not like to answer the prosecutors.

The Federal Prosecutor’s office is also buttoned. You shall on demand of VIEW only, that I have no evidence, “that a concrete action in Switzerland was planned”. “The ongoing investigations have to clarify the goal of the role and the intentions of the accused,” said the authority.

Around 100 officials of Fedpol and cantonal police Zurich, Bern, and Schaffhausen were the raids in use today. Representatives of the youth advocates and the Federal government came to the legal profession.

*the Name has been changed