Thursday, June 16, 2016

Protective mom goes on hunger strike to protest losing child custody to violent father (Cascais, Spain)


Cascais mother on hunger strike after losing children to violent father

in News · 15-06-2016 07:43:00 ·

The mother of two young children who has again lost custody of her two young children to their violent father is today starting a hunger strike outside the Cascais courthouse.

Ana Maximiano decided to launch this form of protest after the court decided to extend the father’s custody, aged 2 and 3, by an additional six months. The father had previously been given a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence for domestic violence.

But according to the mother’s lawyer, the court renewed the custody arrangements as they reportedly do not have access to a social services report which states that while the father seems calm, the children should stay with him as he loses control and becomes violent.