Friday, December 17, 2010
Tell Sweden to quit punishing jailed dad
"As you might have heard or read, Domenic's father, Christer Johansson, is in prison awaiting trial on Dec. 20, 2010. He was arrested after bringing Domenic home after a supervised meeting. These extremely rare meetings of one hour every five weeks, and under close watch of authorities, have been torture for this family, who have suffered unimaginable psychological stress and pressure," says the announcement.
"Imagine only being allowed to see your young child for this limited time over the last 18 months. They have not even been allowed to see Domenic on his birthday and holidays," it continues.
"Christer has also twice been denied his right to choose his own legal representative.
"We really want to bring this issue into focus and show our support for Christer in the upcoming trial on the 20th," the message continues. Because of the high costs of travel to the Swedish island of Gotland, a rally there is unworkable, but the group said, "We would like you, wherever you are in the world, to please print or copy the Swedish text found below and post this as a letter or postcard to the judge who will lead the trial on the 20th."