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First overseas ban for Swiss-based private security firm| SWI swissinfo.ch

First overseas ban for Swiss-based private security firm| SWI swissinfo.ch

A Swiss-based private security contractor has been banned from operating abroad. This is the first time the Swiss authorities have used a law passed in 2013 that strictly controls the activities of mercenary firms abroad.

According to Swiss public radio, SRF, the firm affected by the ban intended to train foreign soldiers and provide logistical support to military forces.

The ban was imposed by the Swiss foreign ministry a few weeks ago, but the name and the reasons behind the veto have been withheld, it reported.

Source: First overseas ban for Swiss-based private security firm – SWI swissinfo.ch