Over 1,000 army recruits rejected for failing security checks

Swiss army spokesman Christoph Brunner confirmed to German-language newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag on Sunday that 1,213 would-be soldiers failed security checks in 2014, because they were considered to be “at risk“ for violence against themselves or others during their military service.

The specialised military service “Extremism in the Army” processed 41 cases last year, most of which were related to extreme right-wing political associations. Brunner stated that none of these cases resulted in criminal proceedings, and were based on suspicion of radicalisation rather than acts of violence.

Source: Over 1,000 army recruits rejected for failing security checks – SWI swissinfo.ch

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