Friday, December 23, 2011
Family of 'state-napped' child beats social services
A judge has handed defeat to a social services agency that dispatched police officers to an India-bound jetliner more than two years ago to take into custody a 7-year-old boy because he was being homeschooled.
Word of the victory – that the government is not allowed to terminate the rights of the boy's parents – comes from Ruby Harrold-Claesson, president of the Nordic Human Rights Council.
Harrold-Claesson, who also has been reinstated as the representative for the parents months after she was removed on the objections of the Gotland, Sweden, social services agency, said it's a hopeful sign in the long-running custody dispute over Domenic Johansson, now 10.