Dec 15, 2010

URGENT ACTION NEEDED

URGENT ACTION NEEDED:

Dear friends and supporters of Domenic Johansson,


As you might have heard and/or read, Domenic’s father, Christer Johansson, is in prison awaiting trial on the 20th December 2010. He was arrested after bringing Domenic home after a supervised meeting. These extremely rare meetings of 1 hour every 5 weeks and under close watch of authorities have been torture for this family, who have suffered unimaginable psychological stress and pressure. Imagine only being allowed to see your young child for this limited time over the last 18 months. They have not even been allowed to see Domenic on his birthday and holidays.

Christer has also been denied his right to choose his own legal representative twice.

We really want to bring this issue into focus and show our support for Christer in the upcoming trial on the 20th. Because travel ticket prices are high to the island of Gotland due to the impending holiday season, our initial thought of getting a group of supporters to go to Gotland in person and hold a peaceful demonstration outside the court, sadly had to be scrapped.

We have come up with another idea for which we need all the support for we can get.

We would like YOU, wherever you are in the world, to please print or copy the Swedish text FOUND BELOW and post this as a letter or postcard to the judge who will lead the trial on the 20th.

His name and address is:

Lagman Mikael Mellqvist

Gotlands tingsrätt
Box 1143
SE-621 22 Visby
SWEDEN

Or email the text to the courts with as many emails as you and your friends and family members can: gotlands.tingsratt@dom.se

If you can, send both the postcard/letter and email for greater impact.

We are hoping that if we bombard the Gotland courts and judge with letters and emails of support it will show them the strength of feeling regarding this case.

Time is of the essence, so please send this as soon as you possibly can.

Please sign your name and country if possible to lend more credibility to your letters/emails (or if you want to/need to stay anonymous that will be fine too). What’s important is that we get as many people to do this as possible.

SWEDISH TEXT:

Till Lagman Mikael Mellqvist

Jag är mycket oroad över hur svenska myndigheter och domstolar har behandlat Christer Johansson och över LVU- omhändertagandet av hans son Domenic Johansson.

När Christer måndagen den 22 november 2010 tog med sig Domenic gjorde han en överilad handling.

Han är en kärleksfull far som inte längre kunde stå emot sin längtan efter sonen Domenic, som han bara har fått träffa 1 timme var femte vecka och då alltid övervakad av någon myndighetsperson.

Christer är ingen brottsling, men han har levt under oerhörd psykisk press och stress sedan 1,5 år tillbaka när de sociala myndigheterna beslöt att på ytterst tveksamma grunder tvångsomhänderta hans barn.

Jag vädjar till Er att låta Christer Johansson slippa straff och att ni respekterar de mänskliga rättigheterna som stadgas i Europakonventionen.

Vänligen, ________________________________

BELOW IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. Below is the Swedish text translated into English for you to know what you are sending. PLEASE SEND THE MESSAGE USING THE SWEDISH TEXT and NOT the English text below. The below text is simply for your information.

Swedish text translation in English:

To Judge Mikael Mellqvist

I am extremely worried about how the Swedish authorities and courts are treating Christer Johansson and the circumstances of the forceful abduction of his son Domenic by Gotland Social Services.

When Christer decided to bring his son home on Monday 22 November 2010 it was the action of a man who had been driven to desperation.

Christer is a loving father who could no longer bear to be apart from his only son Domenic. A son who he had only been able to see for 1 hour every five weeks and then always under close supervision by authorities.

Christer Johansson is not a criminal but he has had to endure huge psychological stress and pressure for the past one and a half years,

ever since the Social Services took away his son on the weakest of pretexts.

I entreat you to please respect Christer Johansson's Human Rights in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights. Please ensure that justice is served and that Christer Johansson is released without further punishment.

Kindly,________________________________________________



Please read more on http://friendsofdomenic.blogspot.com/


Thank you for your support.


Blessings to all and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.


--Friends of Domenic Johansson

8 comments:

  1. The flights might be expensive but the boat is cheap. 245-320 sek one-way ticket for a person older than 26 years without car. Cheaper for people with address on Gotland, but I suppose they wont need a boat. The trip takes 3 hours. Bringing a car is 352 sek extra. You don't really need a car in Visby, it's a small town.

    Example:
    Nynäshamn - Visby / 2010-12-19
    Dep. 12:00 or 20:05
    Nynäshamn - Visby / 2010-12-20
    Dep. 11:05 or 21:05

    Oskarshamn - Visby / 2010-12-19
    Dep. 21:10
    Oskarshamn - Visby /2010-12-20
    Dep. 21:10

    http://www.destinationgotland.se/dg/farja/

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  2. Is the trial still on or is it too late to write the judge?
    -Jennifer USA

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  3. At the time of this writing, the trial is over. However, the judge will not move on a sentencing for about 4-6 weeks, so you have time.

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  4. I got a letter from Christer. He is struggling in his isolation cell. But the letters and support is helping him a lot. He got some 25 letters from all corners of the world the day before christmas and it has helped his spirit tremendously. So thanks you to all of you. I also spoke to Annie yesterday, She is both without her husband and son this holiday. She also thanks all for their support.
    @Norea The problem is that many people are abroad as well as finding accommodation be it on the ferry or in Visby will be hard. We should think about trying to get some people together for the next hearing as soon as we know the date. Keep writing!

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  5. Nazism all over again-instead of the Jews its now parents they can't control....

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  6. The boy's mother must be an Indian citizen so that makes him one as well. Why don't they get the Indian government involved?

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  7. Is this the world of Orwellian where the government becomes the head of families, rather than the biological parents. This world is becoming a VERY scary place to exist. I don't know what to say, except to say "no more."

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  8. Having to take your children and hide them from the government smacks of Nazi Germany. The Swedish 'authorities' should be ASHAMED of themselves. To do this to any family is abominable. If it ever happened to me, I would be taking my son back and leaving dead bodies in my wake. A person's child is the most cherished thing anyone could have and to think that you have the right to remove someone's child from them and split the family up like that? HOW DARE YOU!

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