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June 25, 2010 HEADLINES

State 'child-napping' escalates to international court
Parents have been fighting 1 year for custody of son

June 10, 2010 Headlines:

WND: Judge banishes family's custody lawyer
Chief of Nordic Committee for Human Rights told she's off case

May 15 Headlines:

It's more than just Sweden. We will share some news articles of cases just like Domenic's to demonstrate how social engineering by child protective services is becoming a global problem. So why Domenic? We have to begin somewhere, just as others are working to help other unjustly removed children. See this latest article:

May 14 Headlines: 

Translated From Varlden Idag

Domenic ushered out through the back door

We are seeking a better translation and will repost when it comes available. Until then, this translation does a fairly good job of getting the story across.

When Attorney Ruby Harrold-Claesson wanted to meet Domenic, whose father she represents in law, the answer was, "No." Instead, social services smuggled the boy out the back door and into a truck.

Christer Johansson's counsel Ruby Harrold-Claesson has been on the island of Gotland this week to attend the Social Welfare Board meetings. Due to the visit, she wanted to get acquainted with Domenic and therefore sought to meet him during a break in his school day. "I have never met him and I'm going to talk about Domenic's right to his parents. I would like to see the child, although I will not discuss anything with him," she says.

However, the incident that took place on Tuesday in Väskinde school where the boy now attends, took a different turn. "We were threatened by police if we did not remove ourselves," says Ruby Harrold-Claesson.
It was therefore against the school's page. Instead, socials smuggled the boy out of the back door of the school and into a truck. "There was a truck and the boy was taken away at a brisk pace. Meanwhile, the school had us in another room under the notion that we would meet the boy," says Ruby Harrold-Claesson.

Social Services has decided to limit interaction between the child and his parents.  Cannot understand their actions then? "I as Christer's Agent shall not be limited to parents' rights of access restrictions.  There are no decisions that I can not see the child," says Ruby Harrold-Claesson. Agreed you some time? "No, we did not want it. We just wanted to meet him briefly, but the school did not like it."

Jan Østre is president of Väskinde school and was the one who made the decision to remove Domenic from school. He says his contact with the social services said they would come at once. However, the foster family came to school to get Domenic. "It absolutely pains me, but I have to be the school authority.  Our mandate is to care for Domenic, " he told The World Today. He says that even when Domenic was enrolled in Väskinde, social services also established a school crisis plan for how the school would react in the event his parents ever showed up. "We have received very clear rules from social services and are not able to do anything else. We did not do this crazy thing," he says. "However, I think personally that it is terrible, how the family has been affected." How are things going for Dominic at school? "He gets on very well, both here at school and in the foster home. It's obviously wonderful for Domenic is a fantastic guy, even though everything around him is tragic. "

Later in the evening, when the parents had been promised a phone call with their son, socials canceled the call. "It was the consequence of being at the school," says Ruby Harrold-Claesson.

There have been many twists and turns in the case of Domenic, which led to the family Johansson's counsel Ruby Harrold-Claesson has notified JO-Gotland Municipality.
Ruby Harrold-Claesson, representing Christer Johansson, dad to the eight-year old, who has lived and cared for Domenic on Gotland. Harrold-Claesson wants to investigate whether social welfare board and management staff have done wrong in the handling of foster family placement of his son.
In her notification, Harrold-Claesson includes the critical fact that the municipality had failed to apply for appointment of public counsel on behalf of the Johansson's, and that the municipality has refused to provide documents in the case. In addition, Harrold-Claesson says that neither the social services has announced inconvenience or references referred to the Board meeting, "The municipality has done wrong. Ombudsmen can not help but criticize them. But that's not enough criticism from the Ombudsman, I think JO should also prosecute. "

May 12 Headlines:

WND:Social-service agents grab child from school
Hustled off in truck to prevent meeting human-rights lawyer

 Below is translated from

"The right to education"

Politicians do battle for the boy

The child and education board fight over the 7-year old boy whose parents decided he may not go to school. The boy would have started first grade last fall but was never let off to school. The child and education administration turned to the county administrative court to use fine orders trying to force the parents to let the boy go to school. At first the county administrative court decided that the parents would pay 250 Swedish kronor a day. When it did not help, county court found that there was no point to continue to demand money from the parents. The child and education administration has now appealed to the Swedish administrative court of appeals.

"It is to set aside the school law," says Lena Celion, chairwoman of the child and education board. She points out that it is the municipality's duty and the obligation of the parents to let the boy go to school. "It's his right. We are doing this for the boy's sake," says Lena Celion.

May 6, 2010 Headlines:

HSLDA: Committee Meeting Rescheduled—Contact on Behalf of Johanssons
 The Swedish Social Services Committee, originally scheduled to discuss this situation two weeks ago, will now convene on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 to discuss what to do with 7-year-old Dominic Johansson. If you have not already done so, HSLDA urges you to email or phone the members of the Social Services Committee and request that Dominic be returned to his parents, Christer and Annie Johansson. This tragic situation is important to everyone concerned about the future of parental freedoms. Please take a moment to support the Johannson family in this way. 

April 30, 2010 Headlines:
Dominic's parents were denied counsel  

Administrative Court has reversed - Dominica's family may be represented

Cavalry arrives for beleaguered homeschool family

April 26, 2010 Headlines

Sweden to join Germany in persecuting homeschoolers?

April 20, 2010 Headlines

CWNEWZ: Parents Beg for Return of Their Son 

April 19, 2010 Headlines

WND:Parents plead for return of 7-year-old son
Dad, mom being allowed 1 hour visit every 5 weeks

February 27, 2010

WND: State takes custody of 7-year-old over homeschooling
Now human rights organizations reviewing 'state-napping'

February 22, 2010 Headlines

HSLDA: Update: Further Legal Action Being Explored in Johansson Case

December 22, 2009

WND: Court endorses 'kidnapping' of 7-year-old
Social services allowed to keep custody of homeschooled child

September 16, 2009 Headlines

HSLDA: Sweden—the Next Germany for Homeschoolers?