Girl in Ireland Returned to Roma Family After DNA Test

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The office of Ireland's Gardai police who removed a girl from her Roma family in Dublin on Monday.

Embarrassed police in Ireland returned a blonde, blue-eyed girl to a Roma couple on Wednesday, after a DNA test confirmed the 7-year-old was the pair’s biological daughter. Acting on a tip-off from the public, police officers in Dublin had taken the girl from her home on Monday and placed her in protective care, as a similar case of an alleged kidnapping by Roma people in Greece made headlines worldwide.

An attorney acting for the Irish Roma couple — who appeared in family court on Wednesday — said they were taking time to consider legal options,  CNN reports.

 

 

In a separate case, a 2-year-old boy was returned to his Roma parents in another Irish county on Wednesday, after he had also been taken into care the previous day. The Irish justice minister asked for a report on both cases, while the police said in a statement that protecting vulnerable children was of paramount importance to them, according to the BBC.

Human rights groups say discrimination against Roma communities is widespread in Europe, along with the persistent belief that the Roma are engaged in the abduction and trafficking of children.

[CNN]

5 comments
cecil99
cecil99

Of course it is OK to verify whether or not a child has been kidnapped. The circumstances raised enough suspicion to warrant it. That the parents were briefly inconvenienced is a small price to pay.

Rancid
Rancid

Ireland is no worse than any third wold religious and racist state. First they kill the Indian woman in the name of all holy religion instead of aborting her dead child to save the woman's life, and now they go around "saving" their precious "blonde haired, blue eyed" babies from obviously wicked (because they are "Swarthy") captors.

Shame on you Ireland, Shame on you....

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Rancid
Rancid

@cecil99   Why do you think the circumstance raised enough suspicion to warrant this? Was there an "amber alert" raised to look out for a child that fit the description of these children? Did a "mother" file a report claiming that her child had been kidnapped and she had located them in this family? there is no circumstance.

Would you be ok that children of white families living in Asia be snatched by authorities and examined for sexual abuse while the white family is dragged around by the media in shame just because the majority of pedophiles caught in Asia are white men?

RealHotBrady
RealHotBrady

@Rancid The documents they produced were suspicious and the hospital that they said their daughter was born at had no record of a baby being born that day. That is why the circumstances warranted an investigation