Love & justice: Russian family reunited by Polish court decision after
From Zexon@21:1/5 to All on Sat Apr 6 19:10:48 2019
A Russian father, who fled with his three daughters to Poland, going
against Swedish social services which put the children in a Muslim
foster family, finally received justice as a Polish court allowed the
girls to stay with him.
On Wednesday a Polish court decision, ruling that Swedish social
services had violated an EU convention that forbids placing children in
foreign cultural environments, ended a forced separation of a father and
his daughters who are 12, 6 and 4 years old.
Denis Lisov, who came to Sweden seven years ago, learned that social
services decided to take away his three daughters and place them in a
Muslim foster family after his wife was admitted to a hospital with
mental illness. The services decided that Denis, who wasn’t officially employed at the time, couldn’t take proper care of the girls.
Though Lisov's family formally retained custody of the children, the
father only had the right to see them six hours a week.
According to his lawyer, the family was given no opportunities to defend
their rights and the girls didn’t want to stay in a foster family. One
of the main problems was that the children came from a Christian family
and found it difficult to abide by the rules of the Muslim household.
After a year apart Denis Lisov took desperate measures to leave Sweden
for Russia with his daughters. However, the family was stopped in Warsaw
by Polish authorities as Sweden reported the girls missing. Through the intervention of Russian diplomats and lawyers, the children were not
sent back to Sweden, and the case was handed to the courts.
“The children have a very strong bond with the father, and when I talked
to them they told me that they want to stay with him,” Judge Janeta Seliga-Kaczmarek said, as quoted by Swedish media. The court also
decided that the father had to stay in Poland until his refugee status
was granted. https://www.rt.com/russia/455659-poland-court-russia-children/