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Account of attack is questioned

February 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Brazilian woman who claimed she miscarried twins after a skinhead attack was not pregnant and probably carved the initials of Switzerland's main right-wing party into her own skin, Swiss investigators said.

Police said in a statement that 26-year-old Paula Oliveira was not three months pregnant when she claimed Monday that the attack caused her to miscarry.

Zurich University forensic medicine chief Walter Baer said that "any experienced forensic doctor would not hesitate to assume that this was a case of self-infliction."

He added, however, that the investigation was continuing.

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