SwissInfo, “Anarchist pensioner cleared of firework attack on Turkish consulate”

A 72-year-old woman, accused of hurling fireworks at the Turkish consulate in Zurich, has had her conviction and prison sentence overturned on appeal.

October 17, 2022

The appeals court found that there was insufficient evidence to convict left-wing extremist Andrea Stauffacher of attacking the embassy in 2017.

Last year, Stauffacher was sentenced to 14 months in prison but the appeals court verdict, published on Monday, has quashed that conviction.

Stauffacher is a member of the left-wing activist group Revolutionary Structure and has been found guilty of previous firework attacksExternal link.

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