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Denmark removes an Iranian autistic child from family

Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Tehran

Protesters set up this cage outside Denmark’s embassy in Iran; a cage with a cake inside to celebrate the fifth birthday of Darioush; this is the second year in a row that Darioush’s mother, Mahsa, celebrates his birthday far from her child, as Darioush has been taken away from his family by the Copenhagen municipality for parental incompetence reasons; something which the distraught mom dismisses as unfair. She says she misses her son.

Mahsa has lived in Denmark for six years, but does not have Danish permanent residency.
She says she and her husband have both agreed to return to Iran, but Copenhagen refuses to grant them their son’s custody.

Rights activists here demand that the Danish government help Mahsa reunite with her son.

While it was not possible for journalists and Mahsa to reach the Danish embassy to investigate the matter, Mahsa says she continues to publicize her cause and try any available legal channel to take her son back.

Apparently, it takes a complicated legal procedure for Mahsa to get to her son. But what’s clear is that 5-year-old Darioush is now living far from his mom, and nothing can replace the peaceful bosom of a mother for a child.

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