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NGO 2019.05.31 Appeal to Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative in Belarus

Appeal to UNICEF May 31, 2019
Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative in Belarus

On May 31, 2019, I reached out to  Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarwar, UNICEF Representative in Belarus, and Ms. Gabrielle Akimova, Deputy Representative in Belarus. 

After several weeks, I received an answer from Ms. Gabrielle Akimova, who apologized for the late reply because, as she explained, they had missed my E-mail (!?).

I also sent my Appeal by Ordinary Post to the Headquarters of UNICEF in New York, USA.

3 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017

Excerpts of the Appeal:

– My lawyers and I have sent dozens of letters to Mrs. Trafimovich in good time, informing her when I will be in Belarus in order to allow me to meet my children. Mrs. Trafimovich does not bother to receive most of the letters on purpose sent to her, both by ordinary post or by e-mail.

– For two years now, I have not been able to talk for a single minute alone with my children to see how they feel and what they think without the warning and intimidating look of their mother.

– When my little daughter wants to go to the bathroom, her mother takes with her my elder daughter, not to let her talk to me for a minute.

– On another visit, I asked her to let me give my children the gifts I had brought them, and after thousands of excuses, she allowed me to give my children their gifts in the building corridor they are staying in and allowed me to see them for 10 minutes.

All this, and dozens of other things I could mention, clearly shows Mrs. Trafimovich’s efforts to cut me out of my children. Is all the above really normal communication of a father with his children?

Nicolaos Cheropoulos
Father of Anthie’ and Alexandra
Stockholm, May 2019
Reviewed Oct. 2023