• Petitioned Jimmie Åkesson

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Chairman, Sweden Democrats
Jimmie Åkesson
Prime Minister of Sweden
Fredrik Reinfeldt
Co-spokesperson, Swedish Green Party
Asa Romson
Co-spokesperson, Swedish Green Party
Gustav Fridolin
Leader, Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party
Håkan Juholt
Leader, Swedish Centre Party
Maud Olofsson
Leader, Christian Democrats of Sweden
Göran Hägglund
Chairman, Swedish Left Party
Lars Ohly
Leader, Swedish Liberal People's Party
Jan Björklund
Public Affairs Koordinator, Rädda Barnen
Anna Klappe
President, Social Board
Hanna Westeren
1st VP, Social Board
Lars Åkerlund
2nd VP, Social Board
Stefan Wramner

Let’s put Domenic, Homeschooling, and Human Rights at the center of the Visby Festival of Politics

    1. Marija Mikolajczak
    2. Petition by

      Marija Mikolajczak

      Astoria, NY

A little boy was unjustly separated from his parents because of homeschooling. 

From July 3 through 10th, Swedish elected officials, journalists, and political activists will gather in Visby, Domenic Johansson's home town, for a major “Festival of Politics.”  Politicians will be making important speeches, and hundreds of official and unofficial meetings will be taking place.  Let’s make sure that the tragedy of Domenic’s separation from his parents is brought to light at this major event.  Please sign this petition to Sweden's elected officials and top politicians, to bring these important questions to the forefront during this major political conference.

On June 25th of 2009, officials of Gotland, Sweden boarded a plane bound for India and removed Domenic Johansson from his parents’ custody without a warrant or reasonable cause to believe that he was being harmed. The supposed crime? Choosing to home school Domenic and to delay or decline certain immunizations!   Home schooling was legal at the time in Sweden (although it has recently been banned), and historically parents have always been given the option to legally delay or decline immunizations if they thought it in the best interest of their particular child or children.   Even if there were a legal issue over homeschooling or using an alternative vaccination schedule, those would NOT have been justifiable reasons to remove a child from his home and loving family where he was healthy and happy. 

This child has been away from his parents for TWO YEARS.  During this time Domenic has suffered tremendously, and all over a political dispute about homeschooling.  This is an outrage!  Domenic must be returned to his family immediately, and the LVU (Sweden's Child Services) must be reformed so no other families must suffer from discrimination for unconventional, but healthy, lifestyle choices.


We are asking these politicians to discuss the urgency of reunification of the Johansson family, and the need for reform of the Swedish Child Services policies that allow such a tragedy to occur, during this important political conference.

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    • Kathryn Farrell BOERNE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      How can a supposedly civilized nation have a government that behaves so horribly?

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    • Alison Acheson LADNER, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      This is sad. Sad coming from Sweden, a country advanced in so many other ways. Sad and shameful that this is taking so long to sort out, with a young person involved in future-forming years. Please MOVE on this issue and put this family back together NOW.

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    • Saliem Kievit ABBOTSFORD, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      We have done the very same thing as this swedish parents have done. We homeschool, don't send our kids to daycare and we don't vaccinate. But we are blessed to live in Canada where all these are parents decisions. Infact we get support from the goverment when homeschooling! Please revisit your laws before you hurt the foundation of country--family.

      Do this for the child if you don't care for the parents. The boy needs his parents.

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    • Jennifer Buie OAK HARBOR, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      It is NEVER in the best interest of the child to be removed from a loving and nurturing home. Unconventionality is what drives innovation in societies. It shouldn't be punished, especially at the expense of a child's psyche. Reunite this family.

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    • Ana Martin MARIETTA, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      Get this child back to his parents. You have no honor. Continue to be monsters and you will lose your jobs as well.

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