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Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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I have a simple question, Is Wife-Beating allowed in Switzerland?
If not then what is the punishment of beating or harrasing the wife.
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Old 16.02.2013, 03:32
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Re: Wife-Beating in Swiss

You are in Vaud, right?

Beating your wife is not legal in any first world country; if you are in danger, call 112 NOW !

Information from the government of the Canton of Vaud.

http://www.vd.ch/themes/vie-privee/f...ce-domestique/

http://www.vd.ch/themes/etat-droit-f...uver-de-laide/

http://www.vd.ch/themes/securite/pre...a-criminalite/
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

I can't really believe you're asking that question.

No, it's not allowed. At all.

The punishment for beating one's wife (if proven -- and that requires a complaint to the police to start the ball rolling): that's assault, and that earns serious jail time. For harrassment: depends what sort of harrassment and whether a judge would consider the husband's behavious to be harrassing. Physical harrassment?Again, assault, with serious consequences.

Are you asking on behalf of your daughter (per your other thread)? If so, please direct her to the links provided by Roestigraben, above.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Thanks for the response.
Yes, I am asking on behalf of my daughter who is living in Switzerland with her husband.
The other day, her her husband beat her and her mouth was bleeding.
I heard her screaming on skype.
I am really upset and do not know how can I protect her from such rehappening.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Your daughter needs to get out (temporarily at least) of that marriage NOW. Offer her support, help her find the right people to counsel her and love her.

It would be beneficial if she could go to the doctor with her wounds so that the abuse can be officially documented. Having the law on her side will help her case.

Needless to say, it's actually the husband who needs help but chances are he won't get it until he feels the consequences of his actions.

Good luck.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

"Needless to say, it's actually the husband who needs help"

Really?!
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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"Needless to say, it's actually the husband who needs help"

Really?!
Yeh! Help from a ward orderly if that was my daughter.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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"Needless to say, it's actually the husband who needs help"

Really?!
You know what she meant - as in he is the one with a disorder and at fault.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Two things.

Your daughter will need to be in a psychological position that gives her the strength to actually stay away, once she does leave. Else there will be a stream of back and forths, which doesnt really help anyone. She possibly feels, for religious or social or stigma or fearful or whatever reasons, that she has to stay.
If she feels that she has the authorities behind her, it will also help.

Secondly, you could take a plane trip to come and visit her.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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You know what she meant - as in he is the one with a disorder and at fault.
Dont you need the whole picture of the problem to come to this conclusion?
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Re: Wife-Beating in Swiss

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Beating your wife is not legal in any first world country
Yes, but, technically speaking, Switzerland is a third-world country!

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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

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Hello Friends
I have a simple question, Is Wife-Beating allowed in Switzerland?
Yes of course, it is perfectly acceptable under Swiss law, Article 33 Line 5.

The bizzarro questions on this forum never cease to amaze me.

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Thanks for the response.
Yes, I am asking on behalf of my daughter who is living in Switzerland with her husband.
The other day, her her husband beat her and her mouth was bleeding.
I heard her screaming on skype.
I am really upset and do not know how can I protect her from such rehappening.
Have you heard of something called "the police"? Yes? Great.

I imagine speaking to your friend first may be a good idea though.
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Old 16.02.2013, 10:01
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Well since its ok to beat your child in Swizerland, the question really isnt that bizzar.

Now beat your dog and the police will break into your house in the middle of the night to arrest you.

Bizzaro...

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Yes of course, it is perfectly acceptable under Swiss law, Article 33 Line 5.

The bizzarro questions on this forum never cease to amaze me.



Have you heard of something called "the police"? Yes? Great.

I imagine speaking to your friend first may be a good idea though.
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Well since its ok to beat your child in Swizerland, the question really isnt that bizzar.

Now beat your dog and the police will break into your house in the middle of the night to arrest you.

Bizzaro...
Lets not get into the whole debate about the right to physically discipline your child... completely separate topic to this, and no need to shoehorn it in to the thread.
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Old 16.02.2013, 10:23
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

You obviously totally missed my point :-)

As bizzar as it may sound to you, there are countries where wife beating is legal. So in that light, the op question may not be bizzare at all.

Or reversed, if a Swiss person asked on a Swedish forum (both first world :-) if child beating is legal in Sweden, that would be met with exactly the same responses as the "is wife beating legal" here.

So if you shoehorn the thread by calling the op question bizzaro, then you really shouldnt be surprized if someone actally puts the shoe on your foot :-)

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Lets not get into the whole debate about the right to physically discipline your child... completely separate topic to this, and no need to shoehorn it in to the thread.
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Well since its ok to beat your child in Swizerland, the question really isnt that bizzar.
It is NOT legal to beat your child in Switzerland!

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You obviously totally missed my point :-)

As bizzar as it may sound to you, there are countries where wife beating is legal. So in that light, the op question may not be bizzare at all.

Or reversed, if a Swiss person asked on a Swedish forum (both first world :-) if child beating is legal in Sweden, that would be met with exactly the same responses as the "is wife beating legal" here.

So if you shoehorn the thread by calling the op question bizzaro, then you really shouldnt be surprized if someone actally puts the shoe on your foot :-)
You used the completely provocatory wording "beat your child". Please tell me in what way "beating" a child is legal here. You were surely referring to "physical punishment and discipline", something still practised at discretion by parents in almost all civilized Western societies, so why not just call it that...

Also, I would be interested where wife-beating is legal in Europe, or outside of any Islamic nations.
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Legal or not - it is morally wrong.
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Old 16.02.2013, 10:59
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Re: Wife-Beating in Switzerland

Because in my cultural background, what you call child disciplining is in fact called child beating and countries allowing it are viewed as bizzare.

Pretty much in the same way I would guess that many countries still considerers wife beating not beating but simply disciplining ones wife. Something still practised by husbands in almost all civilized nnnn societies.

I personally found your claim of the op question being bizzaro provocative.

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You used the completely provocatory wording "beat your child". Please tell me in what way "beating" a child is legal here. You were surely referring to physical punishment and discipline, something still practised by parents in almost all civlized Western societies, so why not just call it that...

Also, I would love to be interested where wife-beating is legal in Europe, or outside of any Islamic nations.
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