I’ve been writing about Parental Alienation Syndrome – something that goes hand in hand with international children abductions – from the beginning. When my children were taken to Poland in 1998 for Christmas Holidays, I had had no idea that such a devious thing could exist. A mental abuse inflicted by the mother of her own child in order to “win” with me was impossible to understand. She, a teacher, used as a weapon in her war with me, her 2 and 3-year-old own children.
There are plenty of books written on the subject, but the were no testimonials available for others to see. Thank God for Youtube and the democratization of the media. No mainstream media, usually with a political agenda, is needed to present a story of abuse. Unfortunately, as the statistics show, the abuse of Parental Alienation Syndrome comes mainly from mothers. Persons that are associated only with love in everybody’s life. There are many examples that this stereotype is far from the truth.
The story of Ryan Thomas is not about international abduction, but the mental abuse of the guy is VERY real and close to experiences that I and my both abducted children experienced. It took Ryan over three decades to come to the terms, and rebuild his relationship with his dad. My Amelia and Daniel, even though they are already in college age, are still not willing to face the truth, and begin to ask basic questions about their story. They still prefer ignorance from taking the responsibility for their own lives. Continue reading “Testimonial of a grown up child affected by abuse of PAS- the story of Ryan Thomas”
Here is a very rare example of a “Good news” when a parental abduction was successfully prevented by the system that is supposed to do just that.
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Wenjing Liu, 32, of Tianjin, China, was convicted today by a federal jury on charges of international parental kidnapping.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.
Liu was indicted on November 6, 2014. According to court records and evidence at trial, on September 4, 2014, Liu accompanied her four-year-old son on a United Airlines direct flight to China. Liu and her husband, the child’s father, were separated but had joint legal custody of the child. Less than 90 minutes before the flight was scheduled to depart Dulles International Airport, Liu sent an e-mail to her estranged husband to advise that she and their son were flying to China that day. The father, who had court-ordered visitation every weekend, e-mailed Liu back and expressed his opposition to the child going to China. The child’s father then traveled to Dulles International Airport in hopes of stopping Liu from taking their son onto the plane.
Upon arriving at the airport, the father approached officers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), advised them of his estranged wife’s e-mail, and provided a copy of the court order that provided him with weekend visitation. That court order also prohibited either parent from taking their child out of the United States without first obtaining express written notarized consent from the other parent. The MWAA officers contacted United Airlines, who advised that Liu and the child were on board Flight 897, and that the plane had already departed Dulles International Airport on its way to Beijing, China.
After consulting with MWAA and the FBI and when Flight 897 was in Canadian airspace, United Airlines ordered Flight 897 to return to Dulles International Airport. The plane returned approximately 4 hours after it had taken off, and Ms. Liu was arrested for attempted international kidnapping as soon as she got off the plane.
Liu faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison when sentenced on June 5, 2015. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rebeca H. Bellows and Carina A. Cuellar are prosecuting the case….
Two girls abducted from Spain to Poland by their mother, have been ordered to be returned to their father by court in Suwalki, before the appeal process is finished.
This story is an example where a Polish court did something right and decided to order the return of two girls from Poland to Spain. The mother of 7-year-old Nicole and 4-year-old Daria, Iwona Czygier, decided to “return” to Poland, claiming to have received the permission of the Spanish father. The court decided differently.
As this case indicates, both girls CAN be returned to Spain immediately, and the need for the appeal process to be finished is not required. This is something new, as far as I know. The case seems to be very typical: mother could not find herself in a new country, and after problems with the father of her children reached “the point of no return” – she packed both daughters and left Spain for Poland. The parents are not married, but still, the Polish court in Suwalki decided that both girls must return back to Spain. Ms. Iwona Czygier, the mother, refuses to return with the girls back to Spain, as she sees no future for herself there.
The article claims that both girls want to stay with the mother, and since she refused to go back with them, this qualifies as an exception included in article 13b of the Hague Convention. Article 13b gives courts the right to refuse the order to return if
there is a grave risk that his or her return would expose the child to physical or psychological
harm or otherwise place the child in an intolerable situation
It is the most abused article of the convention by all countries since its clearly vague wording seem to leave a lot of room for interpretation[…and boy, most judges in EU are VERY loose on over-interpreting the above sentence]. However, this gentleman has not done his homework and did not learn what the Polish and worldwide legal practices and precedents say about rules in the application of article 13b. All legal scholars and high courts insist on a very narrow and strict application of the exception included in article 13b. As the decision of the court in Suwalki proved, the mere refusal to return with the children by the abducting parent cannot be used as a valid condition for 13b. Same goes for alleged psychological harm being done due to the separation of the children from the abducting parent. The stupidity of this argument is so unbelievable, that it shows how irrational the person invoking it is: “separating my children from me is harmful, but separating from the father is … good, actually, very good!“.
Eileen Clark is 56 years old according to the Oxford mail article. I’ve written about her before. American TV celebrity, Dr. Phill, had a show about her and the parental abduction she committed in 1998, as she took her children illegally to England.
Now she uses every excuse not to be returned to the United States and face the music. All of the sudden she cannot fly, she developed PTSD (or some other SD), claims another abuse…. blah, blah, blah…
Up till not recently, the pages of Gazeta Wyborcza [let me call them GW from now on] were infested with articles of a yet another “poor” (but pretty and naturally Polish) mother, who “decided to return back to her native Poland”, and later to be “victimized by heartless judges” who decided to go against the popular wisdom, and had ordered the return of “returning” Crystal (now Krysia) back to Cyprus, to her “evil” father, Craig Michael. One point of order was to prove that Marta Swiniarska, the mother turned kidnapper, was the victim, and Craig Michael, the father living in Cyprus, was the villain. No problem there.
Since 2011, when the abduction took place, and later, when the Polish ZOMO member-turned-detective-with-no license-turned-newest-Casanova-for the-low information-voters-hero tried and failed to kidnap the second daughter, a.k.a. Krzysztof Rutkowski, GW was constantly beating the drums of the “poor-but-pretty” mother side. There were articles documenting the entire court battle as if it was a Roman arena with gladiators and chariots inside, and the judges pointing their fingers down, to sacrifice yet another victimized “lamb” to the inhuman lust for blood crowd. It was such an easy material to sell Continue reading “Gazeta Wyborcza is back paddling on the “poor mother, who lost her children” story; changed to “Why did she have to lie””