Finnish officials have taken a child into custody because her mother slapped her with a T-shirt

Summary

Finnish officials have taken a child into custody because her mother slapped her with a T-shirt, says Finnish human rights activist Johan Bäckman.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. The statement comes from well-known Pro-Kremlin propagandist Johan Bäckman.

In Finland, a custody can be done if serious shortcomings are detected in the child’s care or other circumstances that may endanger the child’s health or development. The risk must be serious. Taking into custody is only possible if open care support measures are not suitable, feasible or sufficient to guarantee that the child’s interests are protected.

Further debunking by the Insider and Echo Moskvy. The child is a Finnish citizen and the mother has a Russian citizenship.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 87
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Finland
  • Keywords: State oppression
  • Outlet: Vesti, Ria Novosti, Interfax and many others
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