Opole: A girl abducted by her Polish mother from Cyprus rescued by her father.

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?

"Porwanie" w Opolu dziecka z CypruA 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.”

Finland:Russia to sign Hague Convention

Finland and Russia are on their way to sign a Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. A recent diplomatic row between the two neighbours after a Finnish consulate official involvement in a re-abduction of child, may have been a final push.

Russia seems to find finally the  wisdom  in accepting  the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction as a good thing. A report from Finland states, that Russia’s officials indicated the neo-Soviet state to sign, and later this year, ratify the treaty with Finland.

What prompted Russia’s the change of heart?  Probably the fact that Finland decided not to take any crap for the Ruskies any more:

There are three child abduction disputes pending between Finland and Russia. The best-known case, which began three years ago, involves a boy named Anton. Continue reading “Finland:Russia to sign Hague Convention”