Another “drive-by” article from the Polish newspaper by Marek Mamoń, where the journalist sides with another Polish mother, the child kidnapper. This time, little girl, Olivia, was illegally removed from Spain. Her mother took her to Poland on a Christmas Holiday, “visit the family” trip. I call it “wow-deja-vu-excuse” trip.
It seems that Gazeta.pl and se.pl have been pretty much consistent in supporting parents who kidnap their children to Poland. I wrote a few posts on the subject. To this day, I have yet to find even one article that these newspapers [rags, would be more appropriate, but lately I was told, that I am way too bitter] would support a foreign parent in such cases.
It is simply amazing how script-like articles follow the same formula: one sided title, story excusing kidnapper’s action based on fabrications and slander; CYA part, i.e “quotes (usually, full of omissions, or straight down misleading citations [I’ve been there experienced it first-hand] from the left behind parent, with the final, standard accusation of “subservient, heartless stand by the judge” towards the law.
The same argument coming from the same caliber of “reporters” [I call them propagandists for hire]: overzealous court forces “Polish” child to be returned to an abusive (foreign) father or mother. Same people, who in cases where child is abducted to other country, scream (rightfully) bloody murder about importance to enforce the Hague Convention law, but very quickly get exposed when the other shoe drops, and it is time to do the right thing for the “other side”, i.e. foreigners.
But, the journalists are not alone in the crowd of kidnapper supporters: local prosecutor, whose job is to protect the law (the Hague Convention in this case), and the local Ombudsman for Children has also supported this child abduction. They seem to think that child kidnappings to Poland are actually good. They do get to spend years in courts on this case, raking in good salaries, as the rest of Poles have to struggle with high unemployment.
Also in this case, there was a lonely judge who decided to go against the system, follow the law, and do the right thing. I already wrote about another brave judge judging my case, who did the same thing, and paid for it with her professional carrier.
I hope that Olivia will be reunited with her dad, soon. Her mother does have the option to followe her to Spain, and fight for her there. Maybe even Mr. Mamoń and his employer, Gazeta Wyborcza could help her financially, so she can hire an attorney, and sponsor the trip to Spain? You know, do it the LEGAL and RIGHT way?
In a meantime, Gerardo, why don’t you ask Mycah to translate the original article for you, since (evidently) my English is not good enough.