A desperate Russian father has abducted his three young daughters from foster care in Sweden after his girls were seized and placed with a Muslim foster family. At this time, the family is reunited in Poland under a temporary court order until the case can be decided. The Christian family had initially moved to Sweden so the man could obtain work.
Tsarizm Sweden is famously feminist and the man’s crime seems to have been having a wife that was declared mentally ill and committed. The man still had parental rights but could only see his children for six hours a week. It seems he took the only measure a desperate father could take in abducting his girls and fleeing to a Christian country that would support family values.
Polish news outlet Samhällsnytt reported:
All three girls are citizens only of the Russian Federation. They lived with their parents in Sweden,until the wife developed paranoid schizophrenia, which was the reason for the removal of these children by social services and their transfer to the Muslim family. The Father was not deprived of parental responsibility, but he could meet with children only once a week for 6 hours.
He wrote multiple requests for the children to be returned to him, while the Swedes ‘ argument was still the same: Social services decided to take away his children on the grounds that he had no full employment and was therefore unable to take care of them.
Sputnik News (h/t Mano) According to Babken Khanzadyan, who represents the Lisovs, they weren’t given any opportunity to defend their rights, and the girls didn’t want to stay there.
After his daughters had spent over a year in the Muslim family, about 300 kilometres from their real father, Denis had had enough. He took his daughters and decided to return to Russia. However, he was stopped at Warsaw airport, after the Muslim family reported to Swedish authorities that the girls were missing.
Swedish officials demanded the immediate release of their children – and had already booked a return flight for them to Sweden. Thanks to the attitude of the police and border guards, they managed to stop these children temporarily in Poland. The Muslim foster family was flown by Sweden social services to Poland and were taken to see the children. Apparently The eldest girl appeared scared to death when she saw the Muslim family.
The 3 Russian girls were to be illegally taken away from their father by Swedish officials on Polish soil”, lawyer Jerzy Kwaśniewski tweeted. As a result, the Polish authorities have decided to keep the children with their father in Poland where he has applied for asylum.
The court’s actions were also praised by Poland’s authorities. “The court has decided that the children stay with their father. Well done the police and the border police”, Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński tweeted.
A Polish court ruled that the Swedish social service had violated an EU convention that forbids the placement of children in foreign cultural environments. The court also noted that Lisov’s paternity rights had not been revoked, which is why the children could stay with their father.
“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 their father and love him and do not want to be separated from him” judge Janeta Seliga-Kaczmarek said, as quoted by Samhällsnytt.
According to Lisov, the youngest girls didn’t understand anything, but the eldest one had problems adapting to the harsh environment of the Muslim family. (And we can all pretty well conclude why that was)