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French woman detained by Canadian authorities gives birth to son

A Frenchwoman detained by Canadian authorities for allegedly kidnapping her two children after a protracted custody battle gave birth to another child Tuesday, her partner said. Gettliffe faces up to 10 years in jail in Canada if found guilty on two counts of child abduction. She said she took her children to France in 2001 to remove them from the influence of their Canadian father, Scott Grant, because he was increasingly active in the International Church of Christ.

French woman jailed in Canada for abducting children about to give birth

A French woman detained by Canadian authorities for allegedly kidnapping her two children after a protracted custody battle is about to give birth in prison after enduring deplorable conditions. her partner said Wednesday. Gettliffe said she took her children to France in 2001 to remove them from the influence of Grant because he was increasingly active in the International Church of Christ. While Canadian authorities recognize the church, French authorities consider it a cult.

Jailed mom writing a book about prison life

The woman who defied a court order to take her two children from Surrey to France is writing a book about her arrest and imprisonment when she returned to B.C. in April. Nathalie Gettliffe plans to call the French-language edition In the hell of the Canadian prisons. Shes reportedly writing it with the assistance of her boyfriend, French writer Francis Gruzelle, who has told supporters of Gettliffe that the book will be published by in September. Plans are for an initial press run of 300,000 editions, 100,00 in English. According to Internet postings by Gettliffe supporters, the book will allege

French woman held in Canada kidnap case ‘to stand for president’

PARIS (AFP) – Nathalie Gettliffe, a pregnant Frenchwoman arrested in Canada and charged with kidnapping her own children, wants to stand in next year’s French presidential elections, it was reported. Le Parisien newspaper reported that Gettliffe had asked the French consulate for an office and secretarial services to prepare her election campaign. The French foreign ministry told AFP it had “taken note” of her intention to stand for president, refusing to comment further. Pierre Giraud, the mayor of Satillieu in southeast France, said that Gettliffe had gathered at least a tenth of the 500 mayors’ signatures needed to validate her

Human rights complaint filed over child abduction

The European Court of Human Rights is being asked to intervene in Nathalie Gettliffes fight against Canadian and French court orders requiring her to return her two children to their father in Surrey. The application filed by Gettliffes lawyer complains the courts in France violated article 6 of the European convention on human rights that guarantees a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal. Between 2004 and 2006, Gettliffe made three applications to French courts to have them give her custody, and they refused each time, directing her to return the children to

British Columbia asks France to return children

A Vancouver father has won three child custody judgements in Europe The provincial government has asked France to return two children at the centre of a messy family child abduction case to their father, a British Columbia man. On Thursday, the same day a Richmond Provincial Court judge remanded the children’s mother, Nathalie Gettliffe-Grant in custody over child abduction charges, the Attorney-General’s ministry sent a formal request to the French government requesting the children, Maximilien, 10, and Josephine, 12, be turned over to their father Scott Grant. Gettliffe-Grant was arrested on April 10 at Vancouver International Airport when she returned