Monitor phone, bury or spy program: for federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer, the judicial control of secret coercive measures is "rather a fig leaf".
Judges do not listen to secret enforcement measures on both sides, such as telephone monitoring or the use of computer trojans, but only the prosecutors. However, the accused can not say anything about it, precisely because the measures are secret. This says federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer to Radio SRF. Court control is more of a fig leaf.
Before the court of first instance, Oberholzer, not only the public prosecutor should say something. The former president of the St. Galler prosecution chamber proposes to call in a "fundamental rights lawyer" without the knowledge of the suspect. This must guarantee the fundamental rights – such as personal freedom – of the suspect.