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Sweden to split siblings in deportation case

Published: 22 Jan 2013 16:31 GMT+01:00
Updated: 22 Jan 2013 16:31 GMT+01:00

Sweden is set to split two siblings from their younger sister as they are deported to Serbia along with their mother who left them in such a state of neglect that child services intervened in 2009.

When child protection services intervened, the 5-year-old son was spending hours simply cycling around and around his neighbourhood in Halmstad, southern Sweden.

His disabled 8-year-old sister was found tied to a chair, while the then 1-year old toddler was found sitting in her own faeces.

The baby has a Swedish father and has the right to stay on in Sweden.

Yet despite going through the entire Migration Board (Migrationsverket) appeals process, the two older children will not be allowed to stay. Their 26-year-old mother told Sveriges Television (SVT) that she looks forward to being reunited with her children.

The foster mother of the disabled daughter, however, likens the decision to a death sentence.

"I think in the long term this means she'll die, that's what's waiting for her," the foster mum told SVT.

The Migration Board, however, says it is not its job to make a judgment about whether the biological mother is a fit parent or not.

"There is still a very strong tie between the children and their mother," spokeswoman Annette Bäcklund said.

The Migration Board on Tuesday told the regional Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper that it would review the case and see if there were adequate support structures for the children in Serbia.

"We'll get in touch with child protection services and look at their documents," spokesperson Fredrik Bengtsson told GP.

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20:50 January 22, 2013 by StockholmSam
Is it just me, or did this article make no sense at all?
22:14 January 22, 2013 by jvtx3232
I think Sweden should be required to take care of all two billion of the people in the world living in poverty. Anyone who says anything different is surely a racist.
10:32 January 23, 2013 by engagebrain
StockholmSam - I agree, it's incoherent with huge lumps of information missing.
18:27 January 23, 2013 by Emerentia
These children don't speak any romani or serbian, just swedish. It will be hard for them to live in Serbia with a mother who didn't take care of them when they lived in Sweden. Especially the disabled girl. They are afraid of their real mom, no one knows what's she has done to them... She blames the little boy for that they were taken from her by the social services. Their foster parents are the people they consider to be mom and dad know. All this according to swedish newspapers.

@ StockholmSam and engagebrain I hope that answers some of your questions.
07:26 January 24, 2013 by robban70226
@jvtx3232

That is a Naieve statement what racist have to do with illegal people here, living of Social ( Tax Payers, Sweden is not The free life care of the world, somebody must pay for it, sad eality but everything is down to how much can the country affort, Will you double your tax payments to support all the poor people in the world? I wnder how much do you give to charity claiming to save from the poor girls to the monkeys?

Get in touch with the reality of the world
16:29 January 24, 2013 by jvtx3232
Don't worry I was being sarcastic Robban.

;)
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