Austrian envoy’s pledge on mother’s plight
THE Austrian ambassador to Britain has promised a Board of Deputies delegation that he will raise the plight of Mancunian tug-of-love mother Beth Alexander with his government.
Dr Emil Brix heard how 29-year-old Beth, who is separated from her Austrian husband, is allowed access to her four-year-old twins for just six hours a week and on alternate Sundays.
An Austrian court has also forbidden her to have them stay overnight and upheld the decision of a lower court to award custody of the children to Dr Michael Schlesinger.
Barrister Jonathan Arkush, a Board vice president who was part of the delegation, said: “Having studied the court’s judgement carefully, I am extremely concerned about its lack of reasoning to support the unusual decision to deprive a mother of the custody, or even shared custody, of her two very young children.
“I fear that a serious miscarriage of justice has occurred.”