Few thoughts on corruption in Poland and its effect on parental child abductions; case of Steven Watkins still not resolved.
As I did my periodical google search on news about international abductions today, one of the old and familiar cases popped out. The case of Stephen Watkins of Canada and his two abducted boys, who were illegally detained by corrupt Polish judges with their national socialist mentality that considers every child abducted to their country to be a “Polish” child. Sounds familiar (can you spell P-u-t-i-n)?
According to the article I found today, there are still 240 unresolved cases of international parental child kidnappings in Canada. There are thousands in the USA. Poland after being a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction since 1995 is still the top offender in international rankings of the implementation of this law.
It is a major problem, but it is only a reflection of a bigger issue that is facing my native Poland.
I keep hammering the basic problem that I have with my native Poland, and its current and previous regimes. The Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, has been tooting his horn Continue reading “Canadian children who still have to be returned by Poland – Poland’s hypocrisy still alive and kicking.”
What two days can bring! It is simply amazing.
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””
Polands Krzysztof Rutkowski promisses kidnapping of children from Cyprus. What will Cyprus authorities do with this self proclaimed “defender of mothers”?
Krzysztof Rutkowski is a very well known “celebrity” in Poland. He is a shady character – old guy with fast cars, young women (or is it the other way around?); you know, a grotesque character. A man who took part in a few child re-abduction cases all over the world, which brought him some fame in Poland. Many of his “rescue” missions border on illegality in my humble opinion – like case of a girl, whom he helped to abduct from a foster family in Norway, and became country’s instant hero (I actually applauded him for this, because I am disgusted with Norway’s regime abuse of families, and human rights of parents).
Rutkowski also admitted, that in 2011 he also tried to abduct the older sister from Cyprus, but he failed. Maybe it is time Cyprus should send an European arrest warrant for him, and few people from his “group”. He clearly doesn’t understand how serious criminal activity he is engaging in.
According to Polish Continue reading “Krzysztof Rutkowski, former communist militia apparatchik, turned detective, turned common criminal, turned child kidnapper: I will re-abduct girls from Cyprus”
Foreign father decides to take the law into his own hands, and take the kidnapped daughter back to Cyprus. Police in Opole seems to protect the original kidnapper against the order of Polish court; why?
A few hours ago, a 3.5-year-old girl was rescued by her father from Cyprus. The girl was on a walk with her grandparents, when (allegedly) 3 people used pepper spray on the grandfather to take away the child. This is a case that I already wrote about in the past. A polish mother decided to “return” with one of her daughters back to Poland. Her decision was later recognized by Polish courts as an illegal act according to the existing international law.
As Gazeta Wyborcza acknowledged the existing legal situation, it still continues to call the act of recovering abducted earlier child, as …. “kidnapping”? Let’s not forget, that a newly promoted as a victim mother was (allegedly) hiding her daughter from the court, police and the father, to prevent the execution of lawful court order issued in POLAND. Total circus!
I simply cannot understand that the police department that was responsible to find the child in the first place, now talks about abduction, and uses non-applicable law to find the father. It seems to me Continue reading “Opole: A girl abducted by her Polish mother from Cyprus rescued by her father.”
It is very difficult to argue with people about parental abductions, who have never experience this crime, either by being directed affected by them or witnessing other people going through the ordeal. It is even more difficult to actually hear the real victims of times of these abductions – the children themselves. There are way too many people in Poland (and Germany, and Sweden, and Switzerland…) who dismiss the severity of parental abductions. Their standard “don’t worry, your children will come back to you when they turn 18,20” is just unbelievably ignorant. This is the main reason I am still trying to change the culture of tolerance for this evident child abuse in Poland. Yes, “Left-behind” parents (don’t you love this “nice” description of victimized parents?) are hurting, and most of the time, hurting very much, but the real crime is being done to the children themselves.
A recent abduction to Poland by a mother of two girls refreshed the time I had to go through the same questions, feelings, desperation. First days, weeks, months of nightmares, when I realized that my Amelia and Daniel could never come back to their home in California. I read a lot of books, blogs, articles on the subject of parental abduction, and very closely related Parental Alliteration Syndrome. The weapon of choice, used by the parent-kidnappers to wipe the other ones from child’s life, and to excuse his/her actions in the eyes of the child. However, no matter how many books one can read, they will NEVER accurately describe the horror, which accompanies a little girl or boy, Continue reading “Abducted children tell what they feel about being kidnapped;something every judge, parent, grandparents, prosecutor and politician should know.”