"We encourage Swedish authorities to release Domenic to his parents in light of the court's ruling…" –Roger Kiska, ADF
(Sweden)—Ever since Swedish authorities removed 10-year-old Domenic Johansson from his homeschooling parents in 2009, family, friends and both the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) have been working to get him back.
Now it seems their efforts have paid off, as a Swedish district court ruled last week that the "parental rights" of the boy "will not be terminated."
The statement issued by the court said, according to the Charisma News report, that it "could not ignore the unanimous and extensive testimony of firsthand accounts of friends, family and others that Domenic Johansson's parents, Christer and Annie, were properly caring for him prior to Swedish authorities seizing him."
Roger Kiska, of the ADF noted, "The government shouldn't abduct and imprison children simply because it doesn't like home schooling. We encourage Swedish authorities to release Domenic to his parents in light of the court's ruling, and we hope the European Court of Human Rights will reconsider its recent rejection of Domenic's case in light of the Swedish court's determination. This family's human rights have been unimaginably violated."