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to Ask you to sign this petition - child abduction

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foreverondiet Sat 22-Mar-14 23:27:07

Am I being unreasonable to post here to ask you to sign this petition??

My friend Rachael's two sons were abducted by their father in December last year - he was only supposed to be taking them to Russia for the school holidays. Meanwhile he didn't return and Rachael has obtained a court order from the High Court and also from the Russian courts to demand their return (under the Hague Convention).

Sadly Rachael's ex husband and ex mother in law have taken the boys into hiding so they don't have the face the law and return the boys. As I am sure you can all imagine the past year has been truly awful for Rachael, and she needs your help:

Please please please sign this petition - asking for political help to enforce the Hague Convention.


If you have the means it would also mean a lot if you could help Rachael by giving, even £1 helps - the UK legal fees were covered by legal aid, but she needs £35,000 to cover the Russian legal cost. But the main thing is to sign the petition.


If you do sign the petition please BUMP this post by writting "signed" or similar. Thanks.

TheFabulousIdiot Sat 22-Mar-14 23:40:24

Done sad

Wieas Sun 23-Mar-14 00:25:23


NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 00:57:09


GreyTS Sun 23-Mar-14 01:24:16

Signed, have heard Rachael's story before, I pray her boys are found and returned to her soon.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 23-Mar-14 06:16:02

I've donated some money

HarryTheHungryHippo Sun 23-Mar-14 06:47:08


WaveorCheer Sun 23-Mar-14 07:12:01


Jossysgiants Sun 23-Mar-14 07:37:18


minouminou Sun 23-Mar-14 08:33:21


foreverondiet Sun 23-Mar-14 10:47:23

Thanks all - keep on signing.....

GertTheFlirt Sun 23-Mar-14 10:58:48

As an aside, the nationalities of the people involved are American and Russian.

Google tells me the Moscow City Appeal court upheld the mothers request in a landmark ruling supporting the High Court. This is now a Russian criminal matter to find and return the children. I seriously do not understand how publicity in England will make the Russians enact their court judgements?

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 23-Mar-14 11:06:37

Hi OP, we've moved this thread to petitions. We've also got to add that we do advise all our members to be aware that not everyone on t'internet is who they say they are, and that, although we're awed daily by the astonishing support our members give each other through life's trickier twists and turns, we'd always caution anyone never to give more of themselves to another poster, emotionally or financially, than they can afford to spare.

Best of luck with your campaign.

BagOfBags Sun 23-Mar-14 11:18:29


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