Update: Swiss police: Woman may have faked skinhead attack?
Wow another possible fraudulent accusation.
The Brazilian woman who claimed to lose her unborn twins in a skinhead attack was not pregnant and probably carved the initials of Switzerland's main right-wing party into her own skin, investigators said Friday.
Paula Oliveira, 26, claimed that an attack by three skinheads, one with a Nazi symbol tattooed on the back of his head, caused her to miscarry twins. Zurich University forensic medicine chief Walter Baer said "any experienced forensic doctor would not hesitate to assume that this was a case of self-infliction." (AP)
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) -- A pregnant Brazilian woman miscarried her twins and was slashed over her entire body in a neo-Nazi attack in Switzerland.
Paula Oliveira, 26, who legally lives and works as a lawyer in Switzerland, was attacked Monday evening by three male skinheads in Dubendorf, a city near Zurich.
One of the men had a swastika tattooed on his neck, according to reports.
The woman was three months pregnant and miscarried her twin girls after being punched, kicked and cut. She received serious razor cuts all over her body and had both legs marked with the letters SVP.
"The acronym is the name of a political party that has a certain group with a tough position against foreign immigrants," Victoria Beaver, Brazil's consul general in Zurich, told the Brazilian press.
Beaver said that Swiss police have no leads on the assailants.
Oliveira, who had just left a train station, was attacked when she spoke Portuguese on the phone to her mother in Brazil.
Zurich police on Thursday were investigating an alleged skinhead assault on a pregnant Brazilian woman.
Brazil's O Globo newspaper reported that three skinheads, one with a Nazi symbol tattooed on his forehead, attacked the woman outside a local train station in Zurich while she was heading home. When police found her, she had the letters carved into her skin and told them she had suffered a miscarriage after the attack. (AP)