Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Swiss federal council has agreed to hold back on the destruction of documents related to the St. Gallen family Tinner, allegedly implicated in an international nuclear proliferation network. In an agreement with the Control Commission Delegation (CD), the Swiss parliament’s investigative branch for national security issues, Justice minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, agreed to allow certain of the documents to be made available to the judicial investigation and for the Tinner family defense attorneys.
Federal officials have withheld certain documents claiming that their existence was too dangerous because they provide details about the construction of a nuclear bomb. Officials from the federal Justice department met with an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who confirmed that the most dangerous documents withheld by the government were replaced by inocuous summaries. The documents had been thought lost and were found last December 2008.
Background:“The Politicfal tug-of-war over the Tinner’s nuclear plans drags on“, 13 July 2009, GenevaLunch