This sordid little affair has been running since April 2015, so I thought it may be time to introduce the cast and crew.
Interior Minister Pierre Maudet (Geneva)
A Geneva police friend of my partner repeatedly tried to contact us. Pierre Maudet is his boss, and the opposite number of Oskar Freysinger who is the Interior Minister in Valais.
Tourism is a major industry in the canton of Valais; it's also an industry which is suffering right now.
Due to the high Swiss Franc, Europeans have been staying away in droves.
Well, that's what they print in the Swiss newspapers to explain the absence of French and German tourists from the slopes in the Swiss Alps. The real reason is that the right wing "Swiss People's Party" (SVN) has been shouting a little too loudly about what they think of the French and Germans. That's the real reason; if someone calls you a dirty foreigner, you are not enticed to visit!
As an Australian who travelled Europe for 18 years, I recommend you go elsewhere; there are many places just as beautiful and interesting, which are not only cheaper but safer.
Switzerland is a beautiful country. I know, I lived there for 8 years and travelled all over.
Initially based in Geneva, I had weekend study groups in Zurich for my Open University MBA -- I also had friends in Zurich -- and I bought a house with a small vineyard in Valais.