Swiss border guard convicted over Syrian refugee's miscarriage Dec 08, 2017 0 59 12345 AFPGenevaA Swiss military court on Thursday convicted a border guard for refusing medical assistance to a heavily pregnant Syrian refugee who miscarried while being sent back to Italy.The guard was found guilty of causing bodily harm through negligence, attempting to interrupt a pregnancy and repeated failure to carry out his duty, Swiss news agency ATS reported.He was given a suspended six-month prison sentence and a suspended fine, it said.The Syrian woman was part of a group of 36 refugees handed over by French authorities to their Swiss counterparts, who in turn sent them to Italy.The refugees included the woman's husband and her two-year-old child. They were taken by bus and train from Vallorbe in western Switzerland to Domodossola in Italy on July 4, 2014.During the long journey, the woman, who was seven months pregnant, complained of stomach pains and bleeding, before losing her baby.The Swiss court ruled that the border guard in charge of the transit was responsible for the stillbirth.The doctor who treated the woman upon her arrival in Italy told Swiss public broadcaster SRF that"if this woman had received assistance in Switzerland, this tragedy could have been avoided." POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES EU sues Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over quotas Dec 08, 2017 0 394 Schulz urges SPD to approve Merkel govt talks, vows to push key demands Dec 08, 2017 0 55 France to pay 'national homage' to rocker Johnny Hallyday Dec 08, 2017 0 51 UK needs to regain borders, cash control from EU: Johnson REUTERS LONDON The United Kingdom as a whole needs to take back control of its borders, laws and cash when it leaves the European Union, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday. His remarks follow the insistence .. EU's Tusk to make Brexit statement today REUTERS BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk will make a statement on Brexit early today, his office said on Thursday, prompting speculation on the fate of British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for .. Italian police arrest man for poisoning family AFP Rome Italian police said Thursday they arrested a man who used thallium, used in rat poison, to murder two grandparents and an aunt because he claimed they were"unclean". Maria Luisa Zanetti, the prosecutor from the .. Post-Brexit UK 'won't fall apart': EU's Dijsselbloem Brussels Britain's City of London financial hub centre"will not fall apart" after Brexit even if it loses the right to allow banks to trade freely across the bloc, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on .. Poland ready to defend migration stance WARSAW Poland is ready to defend its decision in the European Union's top court to refuse to accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East under an EU plan to redistribute them, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad .. Swiss border guard convicted for Syrian refugee's miscarriage Geneva A Swiss military court convicted a border guard for refusing medical assistance to a heavily pregnant Syrian refugee who miscarried while being sent back to Italy. The guard was found guilty of causing bodily harm ..