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by Awatif / Posted 29/03/2009 / Updated 02/07/2009

I started my dilemma since June 2008 to get my son back from Syria to the UK in the British court, had no joy, but after a number of contact with the father on the phone I convinced him to return back to the UK with our son, and once he realised that he is stuck in Syria with our son, he is willing to come back to the UK but he has put all the weight on my shoulder to sort out his return to the UK. I have to get the authorities to back off and that he will only enter the UK if he isnít going to be arrested. I donít know how to do that or where to start? Can anyone help? Should the foreign office help (FCO)? Should all the authorities help in this case? Please help a distressed mother. I am confused and overwhelmed with what is happening!!!!!
But I am willing to do anything if it will help the return of my son. thank you.


From Norma Withers / Posted: 02/07/2009
Awatif, please talk to someone from Reunite - click on the ´Contact´ tab at top right. If he is worried the police will arrest him because he abducted your son, I don´t think he has much to worry about - they rarely seem to take action. The difficult part will be reassuring him that this is the case. Or if he tries to impose other conditions, such as getting him residence in the UK. Please talk to Reunite. If he´s talking to you, at least you have hope. Best wishes.

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