Parents who abduct children jailed for contempt

Courts have begun using contempt laws to jail parents who abduct their children and take them abroad. In the most recent case Mohammed el-Zubaidy was jailed for a year after failing to return his two daughters from Libya in defiance of four High Court orders. Mr Justice Moor said that he was guilty of “wilful and sustained contempt and deliberate concealment of the children since March”. In 2015, 21 cases of parental child abduction were prosecuted, resulting in 17 convictions.

The Times  

Posted 02/09/2017