Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dad with history of DV who abducted 8-year-old son from school awarded custody (Paramaribo, Suriname)

Still more evidence on how violence against women and mother is not taken seriously by the authorities. Dads like NIZAAD NABI are highly likely to become abusive towards their kids--if they were not, in fact, abusive already.

Father who abducted son given custody of child

Saturday, April 05, 2014

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Seven months after he kidnapped his eight- year-old son from a school and flew to the Netherlands, a court in Amsterdam has given Nizaad Nabi custody of his child.

In a ruling, the court said that Nabi, as the only surviving parent should be the one to take care of and raise his underaged son, unless there are fears that the child's interests will not be met.

It said there were no indications that this is the case.

The court had requested that the Council for Child Protection look into the case and based its ruling on the Council's report.

Nabi's abduction of his son, Nishayad, last October, had been filmed by the Dutch-based producers of the television programme "Ontvoerd!" (Kidnapped), after the father snatched the child from school.

The boy had been living with his grandparents following the death of his mother, who reportedly had returned to Suriname in 2007 indicating that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

The grandparents had also blamed the school for being tardy in reporting the incident to the authorities, thereby allowing the father to slip out of the country.

The mother, Rabina, died in 2010 and after her death Nabi had first sought legal means to get his son, before the kidnapping.

Police here said they viewed the whole incident as a kidnapping, and that efforts would be made through legal channels to have the child returned.