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Couple in Travel Ban Suspected of Abusing Child

The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed the ruling of Reykjanes District Court that a couple suspected of abusing a child is grounded in Iceland until April 6. The man is believed to have shaken the woman’s child, which might have caused permanent injuries.

The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The child was admitted to Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík in August 2009 because of swelling in the head, Morgunbladid reports.

Examination concluded that the child had probably been shaken. The injuries are serious and might be irreparable.

Police questioned the man who said he had only thrown the child up in the air and caught it while playing. However, a witness reported to have seen the man shake the child.

According to Interpol, the suspect is wanted in his home country, Poland, for assault, fraud, embezzlement and drunk driving.

The court stated that the child’s mother, who is also of foreign origin, must remain in the country so that the consequences of the alleged violation can be investigated as well as the cause of the child’s injuries.

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