Human rights council calls US to turn attention to Russian mother’s kidnapping case
MOSCOW, May 13 (RAPSI) – Chairman of the Presidential Council for Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov has appealed to the head of the US Civil Rights Commission Catherine Lamont with a request to pay attention to the case of Bogdana Osipova detained on charges of kidnapping her own children, the advisory body’s press service said.
Fedotov asks to check Osipova’s state of health and detention conditions. According to her relatives, the woman’s civil rights were repeatedly violated during the time she is in detention, and she was subjected to physical violence by a warder. Also, medical measures were applied to her without consent and a doctor's prescription, which resulted in a serious deterioration of her health.
She has been detained in the state of Kansas since 7 August 2018. Her ex-husband refuses to sign a settlement agreement with Osipova.
The Council hopes for fair proceedings taking into account the observance of the rights of three children who are separated from their mother.
Osipova left America with her children in 2014 explaining this action by violence from ex-husband Brian Mobley, a US citizen. Then the court passed the custody of children to Mobley. She returned to the United States in 2017 to file a request for the custody of her daughters but was arrested and then detained on charges of abduction of her children.
The sentencing of Osipova is set for 20 May 2019.
According to US laws, she can be punished with imprisonment for up to 83 years and a fine of $ 1.25 million.