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….
Continue reading “FBI — Chinese National Convicted of Attempted International Parental Kidnapping”
As Eileen Clark finally had to face the music in US, the federal prosecutors decided to go easy on parental abductor. They let her plea guilty and …. sent her home, as if nothing of last 20 years actions had no meaning. Disgusting.
A piece of good news that happened 3 months ago, that I missed – an article from July of this year, about a mother who finally is facing justice in America for the act of parental abduction. It is another followup post to a story that I have already written about in the past.
Finally, Eileen Clark, the kidnapper of her own children, who was on the run for 20 was extradited to the US and is facing the musing in American Court in Albuquerque, where she faced federal charges related to international child abduction. She was handed over to US marshals at the Heathrow Airport on July 3rd and immediately flowed to the US for prosecution.
Obviously, the spokesman for extreme feminist organizations Refuge, Sandra Horley, decided to Continue reading “Eileen Clark is finally back in US to face justice; released after guilty plea.”
Dużo czasu upłynęło od momentu kiedy napisałem część pierwszą z serii Mity ( [link id=’1267′] ) . W tym czasie wydarzyły się dwie rzeczy: Trzech pajaców z tzw Sądu Apelacyjnego w Warszawie, zadecydowało odmówić nakazu powrotu uprowadzonych do Polski dwóch dziewczynek. Trzech tumanów tzw sędziów, postanowiło według PRL-owskiego szablonu nie dopuścić do głosu prawnika ojca, oraz odrzucić przedstawione dowody rzeczowe, które były dodatkowym argumentem na brak istnienia JAKICHKOLWIEK przesłanek na podnoszone argumenty w ramach artykulu 13b. Wyraźnie gotówka wpłynęła do rąk odpowiednich ludzi, w odpowiednim czasie. Czy organa antykorupcyjne zbadają to oczywiste bezprawie? Wątpię. Skoro sam pan prokurator oraz tzw Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich jednym chórem przeciwstawili się powrotowi uprowadzonych dzieci, bo prawo mają w dupie, albo …. gotówka została przekazana, pod stołem, w pewnej znanej restauracji, a wcześniej związanej z inną aferą tzw… kelnerów-mikserów.
Drugie wydarzenie jest bardzo pomyślne. O dziwo, ojciec Irlandczyk odzyskał uprowadzone dzieci przy AKTYWNEJ współpracy i pomocy ze strony lokalnego sądu rejonowego, sądu okręgowego i policji. Podróżuje w tej chwili z dziećmi do ich domu w Irlandii. Następny “cud nad Wisłą” i dowód, że “Polak potrafi… jak chce”.
A teraz do mitów.
MIT 3 – POLSKA NALEŻY DO KRAJÓW ROZWINIĘTYCH Z NIEZALEŻNYM SYSTEMEM SADOWNICZYM.
Ten mit jest chyba jednym z największych w obecnych latach. Panujący od 8 lat reżim Platformy Obywatelskiej doprowadził do kompletnego upolitycznienia zarówno sądów jak i prokuratur. Rodzic, któremu uprowadzono dzieci do Polski kompletnie Continue reading “Mity Konwencji Haskiej które trzeba obalić- Cześć 2”
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!“.
Continue reading “Polish media defend Polish mother who “returned” with children to Poland….as usual.”
Następny przykład jak polskie media zmieniają język i zamiast “powrotu” dolepiają matce nalepkę “porywaczka”. Dlaczego? Bo matka pochodziła z Portugalii i nie mogła się pogodzić z faktem, że jej prawa rodzicielskie zostały odebrane tylko dlatego, że pochodziła z innego kraju niż Polska.
W kraju, gdzie ojcowie mają gwarantowaną pozycję “tatusia na weekend, jeśli mama pozwoli”, tym razem ten wyjątkowy znalazł się w szczęśliwej grupie rodzynków 4%, gdzie sędziowie feministki potraktowały lojalność narodowościową ponad normalnie obyczajowo przyjęty polski standard – “Mama dobra, tata do dupy…”.
Oj jak różne standardy “prawnicze” jeśli porównamy je z tymi obowiązującymi w Irlandii (patrz historia Aniki Kamińskiej) lub gdzie indziej, gdzie szowinizm narodowy nie decyduje o dobru dziecka. Continue reading “Tym razem polskie media mówią matka “uprowadziła” zamiast “powróciła”, czyli następny “Cud nad Wisłą”.”