Why do Neo Nazis still exist? Why did they attack a Brazilian Woman (with Twins) in Switzerland?
(Swiss Authorities are NOW claiming this widely circulated media story is fictitious. Who do you trust?)
ON MONDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2009
IN STETTBACH TRAIN STATION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
P.O. lives and works in Dubendorf, Switzerland.
Police are investigating claims by a Brazilian woman that she was attacked with a Stanley Knife in Stettbach train station, Zurich by three skinhead youths sporting Neo Nazi symbols. One of the assailants was described as having a swastika tattooed on the back of his head. They are thought to be members of the extreme right wing political party, which fiercely opposes immigration.
The lawyer was on her way home from work on Monday when she was approached by the men as she was speaking in Portuguese to her mother on a cell phone.
The lawyer's legs and abdomen were slashed with the blade. Her attackers carved 'SVP', the initials of the extreme right wing political party "Schweizerische Volkspartei" (Swiss People's Party), on her legs and belly. (SVP is also the abbreviation for: Go HERE)
In a statement printed in the Brazilian media, the Swiss police said: "Shortly after 7.30pm, a man called Zurich police to ask for help for a woman at the Stettbach train station. On arrival, officers found the 26-year-old Brazilian with superficial cuts on her body. It was possible to recognize letters carved into her skin. The woman said she had been attacked by three men at the station, who kicked her several times and hurt her with a knife. She also said she was pregnant and that she suffered miscarriage in a toilet near the station after the attack. Officers took the woman to the hospital for further enquiries."
The 26-year-old lawyer says she miscarried twins immediately after the attack. But at a news conference on Friday afternoon, Zurich police said she had not been pregnant at the time.
She has now returned to her hometown of Recife, in Brazil, accompanied by her family following the attack.
Even before the independent gynecological and forensic conclusions were released, some Swiss newspapers and politicians had suggested the woman's story might have been made up, like some other alleged attacks. (The list of actual attacks in Europe outweighs the few hoax attacks, to which they refer.)
BRAZIL DEMANDS PROBE!
Brazil has called for a full inquiry into allegations one of its citizens was subjected to a racist attack in Zurich. The Swiss ambassador to Brazil had been summoned by the foreign minister, Celso Amorim, who expressed "deep concern" over a "case with an obvious xenophobic motive".
PAULA OLIVEIRA'S PARTNER
Oliveira's fiance, investment consultant Marco Trepp (Swiss Citizen), claimed she was still terrified by the attack, which he said occurred only days after she accepted his marriage proposal.
"She's in a post-traumatic phase, scared of everything, especially to walk on the street," Trepp told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. "Last night, she had lots of nightmares. She couldn't sleep well. She woke up sweating, screaming."
PAULA OLIVEIRA'S FATHER
The woman's father has blamed Swiss police for dragging their feet on a potentially embarrassing investigation and criticized those who suggested his daughter had lied.
"They're trying to transform the victim into a criminal. This is the tactic of a Nazi militia," Paulo Oliveira told the O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Swiss Police: Woman May Have Faked Skinhead Attack (Latest) - 13 February 2009 - Associated Press
Doubts Grow Over Skinhead 'Knife Attack' on Brazilian Woman - 13 February 2009 - The Guardian (UK)
Pregnant Brazilian Attacked With Knife by Neo-Nazis in Switzerland - 13 February 2009 - The Telegraph (UK)
Shocking Attack on Brazilian Woman In Switzerland - 13 February 2009 - Associated Press
Brazil Demands Probe into Alleged Racist Attack - 13 February 2009 - swissinfo.ch