French arrest warrant for British motherwho abducted son

23rd September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PERIGUEUX, France, Sept 22 (AFP) - A court in southwestern France issued a European arrest warrant for a British woman it convicted for taking her young son out of the country without the consent of the boy's French father.

PERIGUEUX, France, Sept 22 (AFP) - A court in southwestern France issued a European arrest warrant for a British woman it convicted for taking her young son out of the country without the consent of the boy's French father.  

Korin Nolan, who was not present for the verdict in the court in Perigueux, was sentenced to a year in prison for illegally removing her son Liam, then aged 15 months, from France in August 1998 without permission from her ex-boyfriend, Fabrice Guigne, who, as the legally recognised father, has joint custody.  

Both Britain and France are signatories to the Hague Convention on child abduction which requires the other state to promptly return children taken out of the other country under such circumstances.  

Guigne's lawyer, Pierre Landete, said he was "satisfied" with the conviction, adding that the next step was for Interpol to issue the warrant against Nolan.  

But, he said, "we don't know where the mother is and my client has not seen his son for years."

© AFP

 

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