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Norwegian authorities deprive Russian family of child without presenting any documents

November 01, 2014, 15:42 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. By force and without presenting any documents the Norwegian authorities took a six year old girl from a Russian family, coordinator of the Russian Mothers movement Irina Bergset said on Saturday.

“Representatives of Norway’s social service rushed into the house of a Russian family and took a girl of six, without presenting any documents to the parents. The only thing we have managed to learn is that they state the reason of taking as “grotesque”. This could be a tooth, like in the earlier case with the Russian boy or an innocent slap from a parent,” she said.

This deprivation of children from Russian families now happens not every day, but already every hour, she said.

“This is true kidnapping, fascist methods. And again they are taking a Russian child of six. The problem is the authorities have given complete freedom to the social services. While formerly there were some limits for taking children from families, nowadays no limits exist. Coming to Norway with children is dangerous now,” she said.

Now, she continued, Norway’s authorities forbid the media giving any information like the child’s name or the city where the child lived and was taken.

The Russian Mothers movement is drafting a petition on mass unreasonable taking of Russian children from their families. They will send the letter to Norway’s Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion and to the Russian ambassador to Norway.

“In our petition we are calling on the Russian and Norwegian sides to begin negotiations and to clear out this situation,” she said.

Russia’s children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has addressed the UN Secretary General’s special representative as Norwegian authorities deprived another Russian family of a child, the ombudsman’s aide Renat Abdeyev told TASS on Saturday.

On Friday night, the Norwegian Child Welfare Agency took from a family of Russian citizens another child - a girl six years old.

“On November 12, the ombudsman will be on a working visit to Minsk /Belarus/, where he will have a meeting with the UN Secretary General’s special representative for children and will discuss the issue of the Russian families in Norway, which were deprived of their children. Among other cases, he will discuss the latest case, where on Friday the Norwegian authorities took a six year-old girl from a family,” the aide said.

He said the Norwegian side was threatening the girl’s family saying the parents will not see the child if they communicate with the media.

The children’s ombudsman has already discussed with the Russian Ambassador to Norway Vyacheslav Pavlovsky the alarming situation around Russian families, which are being deprived of children for no good reasons.

“The alarming information makes us act more actively in protection of our children and families abroad,” Astakhov said in Twitter.

This was not the first case of the kind. On October 8, Norwegian authorities took a boy, Oscar, from his family, which had come on a business trip to Tromso. The reason claimed was “the extracted milk tooth.” The Russian ombudsman said the report read the mother had “beaten out the child’s tooth.”

The children’s ombudsman says the Russian Federation continues watching the situation and will not abide by the circumstances.

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