A Warsaw court has decided not to deport Russian Christian Denis Lisov who fled Sweden with his children after they were placed in a Muslim foster home against his wishes.
The Swedish government had put out a European arrest warrant for Mr Lisov shortly after he took his three daughters with him to Poland in April.
According to a report from broadcaster Telewizja Polska, a court has ruled that the warrant is a breach of Lisov’s human rights and is considered invalid.
Polish judge Dariusz Łubowski rejected the warrant saying: “The court decided that the European arrest warrant issued by the Swedish authorities violates the freedoms and human rights of citizen Denis Lisov.”
Judge Łubowski also slammed the Swedish government for sending the children to a home far away from Lisov saying the authorities in Sweden “did not guarantee him proper rights to contact his children”.
The three young girls, aged 12, six, and four, were sent to live with a Muslim family in 2017 some 186 miles away from where Lisov lived and he was only allowed to see them for six hours each week.
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Łubowski noted a psychologist report that claimed the three children did not feel safe with their foster family saying: “The Swedish authorities’ actions glaringly disregarded the sensitivity of children coming from a Russian-European family.”
In June of this year, Poland pushed for changes to the “Brussels II Bis regulation” that oblige member states to respect religious, linguistic, and cultural identities of children placed into foster care.
While Poland remains a largely Christian conservative country, Sweden’s much more liberal stance toward Christianity has been seen in a number of reports this year.
In one case, Stockholm Bishop Eva Brunne commented in June that she had more in common with Muslims than right-wing Christians and added that Christians has extremists just like Islam, referring to the crusades and witch burning incidents from hundreds of years prior.
During that same month, Swedish police initially commented on the supposed prevalence of Christian extremism in no-go areas across the country but later walked back the statements saying: “There is no direct Christian extremism to speak of.”