Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)

As the prosecutors’ office for the Confederation, the OAG is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offences that fall under federal jurisdiction, which are specified in Articles 23 and 24 of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code and in other federal legislation. 

Latest press releases from the OAG

18.05.2022: Fighting terrorism: Indictment filed in relation to Jihadist knife attack in Lugano

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Indictment filed in relation to Jihadist knife attack in Lugano

Bern, 18.05.2022: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 29-year-old Swiss woman resident in the canton of Ticino in connection with the knife attack on 24 November 2020 on two women in a department store in Lugano. The suspect is primarily charged with attempted murder and violation of the
Al-Qaeda/IS Act. The OAG alleges that she intended to kill her victims and to commit a terrorist act on behalf of IS.

Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland: Annual Report 2021

Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland: Annual Report 2021

Berne, 19.04.2022: In 2021, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) secured landmark court judgments that point the way for Swiss case law, as well as bringing numerous cases to their conclusion.

13.04.2022 : Arab Spring : Investigation related to the ‘Egyptian Revolution’ closed

Arab Spring: Investigation related to the ‘Egyptian Revolution’ closed

Bern, 13.04.2022 : Since 2011, the Office of
the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has been conducting criminal
proceedings related to the 2011 ‘Egyptian Revolution’, its key case
arising from the Arab Spring. Despite the numerous enquiries and having transferred
CHF 32 million to Egypt in 2018, the OAG must now accept that the investigation
has been unable to substantiate suspicions that would justify the indictment of
anyone in Switzerland or any forfeiture of assets.

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