LEARNING by DOING and Helping by Being – in and out of Courts, on- and off-line

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13 01 19 MeetupWhen a mother whose second child is being taken – without paperwork – calls for help because she realises that her solicitor is not acting in her interest, I’m going into a higher gear:

  1. I invited her to join us at our meeting the House of Commons so that she could realise she is not alone (what a consolation…)
  2. I put her court hearing on the Meetup list of events to facilitate support – for her, Michael Doherty and Norman Scarth next week
  3. I talked to other experienced McKenzie Friends to try to understand.

It appears that the “second generation radar” helps Social Services to get hold of children, especially at birth, i.e. the mother was in care as a teenager and thus known to Social Services.

When she was pregnant, she could do whatever – it never satisfied Social Services… So the first baby was taken at 7 months, without paperwork, and the second one 6 days after birth, again without paperwork.

The most experienced Ian Josephs writes that breast feeding is a fundamental human right for mothers and the right NOT to be removed at birth for babies. But Social Services, in collusion with Police, Courts and Judges, are above the law, aren’t they!?…  More

THE PLANE LANDED: the 2 Slovak boys are back after 920 days in ‘captivity’

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13 01 01 Slovak KidsThe plane landed: this is the translated title in a Slovak paper of the story that is typical for institutionalised child snatching aka State Stealing Children or State Kidnapping.

However, in an unprecedented way, this story ended with the return of the children – mainly due to the involvement of the Slovak government. Not just the Embassy here in London. That was not enough:

That could NOT quite be ignored by the Court of Appeal and the return of the boys was promised before 4th January.

Today, on the first day of the New Year, the plane landed in Bratislava!

On 4th January, Christopher Booker told the story in the second part of his weekly column in The Telegraph: Free at last – a Slovak Family Happily Reunited.

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How can anybody claim that foster ‘care’ is better than the love of these parents?

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If you are not aware of the Slovak parents whose two boys were taken, start by reading this page and then search for ‘slovak’ on Victims Unite!

As the final straw for your spectrum of emotions between outrage and sadness, please read this story of 10 Nov and this article of 13 Nov 2012 in a Slovak paper – with the aid of Google’s translation – and watch the subtitled film on that page.

The mother says “not without my children” or “BEZ DETÍ NEODÍDEM”. Googling for those words will give you lots of links.

  • Irvana has been using the game of the film Life is Beautiful to ‘explain’ to her sons why they cannot come home yet: they have to collect points beforehand
  • she explained that “these people, they are so clumsy, they spilled  the points,” so they have to collect again
  • one boy wants to come home by train, the other one by plane…

At the demo outside the UK Embassy in Bratislava, people were chanting ‘life is beautiful’.

Since then,

Five Mothers on Hunger Strike in HMP Holloway

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I only know one of them: American Melissa Laird who has not had seen her then 4-year old boy since December 2011, when she was separated from him in Spain. She was on her 16th day of not taking either food or drink when we visited her yesterday.

But nobody takes any notice. Except those four inmates who also find it unbearable to be separated from their children ‘without sound reason’ or ‘just cause’, as the Slovak Government refers to ‘care’ and forced adoptions in the UK. One of the mothers is Russian.

Another exception is a journalist and author who booked a visit. But later he got a call to cancel it!… He has been advised that a Judicial Review would be his ‘remedy’, i.e. next legal step.

It is not ‘nice’ to think that UK Police and Social Services used a hospital visit for Melissa’s little boy in Spain as a pretext of snatching him. Pretending that she could only see him again, if she were to sign an extradition paper, they took hold of him and flew her to HMP Holloway.

A number of family court hearings took place where at least twice she was not ‘produced’. But who cares, as long as Social Services get what they want, the child, and the judiciary appears to put a legal blanket over their wrong-doings?

She is being held on ‘immigration issues’ and a judge recently refused bail because “the welfare of the child” is of paramount importance. So far, nobody had the decency of establishing a DNA test to prove that the boy is hers or get witnesses to attest what a good mother she is. And what lies is the boy being told???

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There was an ‘arguable case’ that the family court judge had ‘fallen into error’

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Now we get to read it in the Dail Mail: Slovakian grandmother wins right to challenge High Court adoption ruling keeping grandsons in the UK

  • She wants the boys, who were born in England to Slovakian parents, to leave the UK
  • Social workers intervened after one suffered an injury thought to have been caused by his father.

Meanwhile, the boys are staying with their foster / adoptive parents…

But if the adoption is reversed, this may become an important precedence!

What is worse: getting your home or your children stolen?

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I started Victims Unite because it seemed necessary to distinguish between monetary causes and  their effects: victims of financial exploitation and legal fraud.

Shocked by four fraudulent bankruptcies, I tried to help. But besides discovering more and more horror stories, I also discovered child snatching as a major issue.

When mainstream media pick up an issue, it becomes credible. Hence I put this collection of titles and links together as an overview.

And today we have the Western Mail, the National Newspaper of Wales, having Concerns raised over Welsh children taken into care sent to live miles from their homes.

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“The fair criticism of judges and judicial decisions is not only quite clearly a right, there are also occasions when there may be a duty to do it”

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The quotes below stem from the barrister who defended Peter Hain MP in Ireland in April 2012:

  1. Criticism of judges or of judicial decisions does not in itself constitute contempt of court.
  2. The fair criticism of judges and judicial decisions is not only quite clearly a right, there are also occasions when there may be a duty to do it.
  3. “Citizens are entitled to have confidence in the administration of justice, they should not be improperly deprived of this entitlement or have it endangered.”

I am putting them here now, because I need to assert my motivation for taking a stand against child abuse by producing ‘web publicity’. It is clearly insufficient and needs mainstream media as well, as long as More

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