Publish dateSaturday 16 September 2023 - 08:23
Story Code : 276661
Joe Biden's government, following the concern that entrusting the custody of an Afghan child to the family of an American soldier, will lead to the accusation of "international child abduction" against the United States, wants the custody of this child not to be entrusted to the American family.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: After at least two years of the legal dispute between an Afghan family and an American family over the adoption of a child survivor of the Afghan war, confidential documents contain American concerns about this case.
The Associated Press, after reviewing confidential documents about this case, reported on Friday, September 15, that the US government is worried that this case may be considered as "confirmation of international child abduction".
By raising this concern, the American government wants the American family not to be entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of this orphaned Afghan child.
According to this media, the US government has warned a judge in Virginia that according to secret court documents, allowing an American Marine to take care of an Afghan war orphan is a violation of international law.
According to the report, this case could be considered worldwide as "confirmation of an international act of child abduction".
It is rare for the US government to get involved in a local child custody case, but the Department of Justice said this case goes beyond the village court.
However, it has been warned that if this child is not handed over to an Afghan family, US efforts to resettle Afghans will be jeopardized, and this issue may be used as propaganda by Islamic extremists and various members of the US government, including soldiers. to face danger
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the custody case of this Afghan child in a statement last year and demanded the return of this child to the Afghan family. The Islamic Emirate of that time called the mentioned case a kidnapping.
This Afghan child was brought to America four years ago by Joshua Mast, a marine after the US airstrike on a residential house in southern Afghanistan. His custody case was brought into attention last year by the request of the relatives of this child in America for his return.
This is despite the fact that according to the statistics of the US Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, more than two hundred Afghan children who were transferred to the US when the country's forces left Afghanistan, are still living without a guardian.
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