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Switzerland welcomes court decision to grant bail to Embassy staffer

Switzerland has welcomed Court’s decision to grant bail to the Swiss Embassy staffer who was allegedly abducted.

“The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Switzerland has welcomed with relief the release on bail of the employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo,” FDFA said in a twitter message today(31).

The Swiss Embassy employee was granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday(30).

The Swiss employee who was arrested on December 16 by the CID and remanded until 30 December was produced before court yesterday.

The Attorney General had ordered the CID to pronounce the Swiss Embassy employee as a suspect for a case of exciting disaffection against the Government and fabricating false evidence to be used in a future judicial proceeding.

The Swiss Embassy staffer had claimed she was abducted, harassed and questioned by an unidentified group on the 25 of November.