Negative price «Error command 2023»
Prosecutor Limmattal put innocent people in jail
The “Observer” created the negative price “Error order” to point out abuses in the penal order procedure. The Limmattal/Albis public prosecutor’s office was chosen.
The Zurich public prosecutor’s office in Limmattal/Albis receives the “Error 2023 order”.
An Algerian spent weeks in a Basel prison. He didn’t seem to know why. Because he should never have received a penalty order. According to the “Observer” not an isolated case. Again and again, the authorities make mistakes. In another case, the wrong person is said to have been accused, and in a third case, a person was even confused.
Such actions primarily affect socially disadvantaged people and foreigners who are not familiar with the Swiss legal system or who do not speak the language. These people would find it harder to defend themselves against misjudgments and would be unjustly criminalized or even deprived of their freedom, reports the Observer.
Congratulated by poster
Such grievances in penal order proceedings have been scientifically confirmed by a current National Fund project. In order to draw attention to this, the “Observer” editorial team, which, like Blick, belongs to the Ringier publishing house, created the negative price “Mistake Order”. To this end, a jury of three proven criminal law experts examined six penal order dossiers. The cases had previously been interpreted by the readership as offensive penal orders and sent to the editors of the “Observer”.
The jury decided in favor of a penalty order from the Limmattal/Albis public prosecutor’s office, in which one of the accused was convicted without further investigation. This was accompanied by the legitimation for two days in prison.
Since the public prosecutor’s office did not want to accept the award, it was brought to her office and she was congratulated by renting a billboard. The poster reads: “The innocent man is in prison for two days – we congratulate the public prosecutor’s office in Limmattal/Albis on the wrongful order 2023 – the prize for the most shocking criminal order of the year.”(hei)