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NGO 2020.04.28 Appeal to Red Cross Geneve



International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
P.O. Box 303
CH-1211 Geneva 19

Re: Status of my abducted children at the corona-infected Monastery in Minsk, Belarus


Easter 2020 St. Elisabeths Convent in Minsk

My name is Nicolas Cheropoulos, I am a Swedish citizen, and I am reaching out to you with my plea for help for my two abducted daughters, Swedish citizen Anthie’ and Alexandra Cheropoulou, who were abducted to Belarus three years ago by their Belarusian mother (a non-Swedish citizen) Ms. Liudmila Trafimovich. Since then, I have been battling with all the legal means to get them back home to Sweden. However, Belarus, which is already well-known for its totalitarian leader and his complete ignorance of international treaties (including human and children’s rights), ignores any valid international agreements related to the Hague Abduction Convention.

The Abductor of my children, Ms. Liudmila Trafimovich, works there as a medical aide which means that she now is taking care of the COVID-19 patients in the Monastery, and she and our children are obviously greatly and directly exposed to the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, the local and international press already informed last week about a violent outbreak of the virus at this specific Monastery where, apparently, 100 out of 130 nuns are sick with the virus. This represents ~77% of the Monastery nun population, excluding the number of priests who also fell ill (!). 

Since my children are currently in imminent danger to their health and lives, I am kindly asking your Organization for your help in this matter.

Please let me know if any questions.

Complete Appeal:
2020.04.27 EN APPEAL to the Red Cross

Kind Regards,
Nicolas Cheropulos
Father of Anthie’ and Alexandra
Stockholm, April 27, 2020
Reviewed Oct. 2023