Zurich communal authorities have instructed city police to stop releasing the nationality of criminals to the media to avoid stigmatization.
An exception can only be made if the information is “pertinent” to the case, authorities decided on Wednesday, as reported by newspaper 20 Minutes on Friday.
The move was suggested by the political left as a way to prevent the racial prejudice that can arise from releasing the origins of those involved in criminal activity.
But right-wingers counter that releasing such information is a matter of transparency.
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