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ICATOR Founder Coerced into Psychiatric Mother-and-Baby Clinic in Brussels on Open Threat of Losing Baby to Foster Care

–Ramola D/Posted 12/22/2017

Founder of ICATOR, the International Coalition Against Electronic Torture and the Robotization of Living Beings, Melanie Vritschan, mother of 2-month-old infant Amethyst Vritschan who has been held in Erasme Hopital in Brussels, Belgium for over 60 days now after Erasme psychiatrist Dr. Marie Delhaye labeled her mother delusional without cause—in an extraordinary act of medical negligence examined here earlier—was informed by the Youth Court Judge Serck yesterday she needed to check into the recommended psychiatric mother-and-baby clinic-home for at minimum a month or face the loss of her baby to immediate placement in a home.

Misdiagnosis of Erasme Hospital Psychiatrists Essentially Upheld by Youth Court Judge

Although presented with the facts of the case, including evidence to prove definitively that psychiatrist Dr. Marie Delhaye had made a gigantic error in naming her delusional, and psychiatrist Dr. Frederick Milcent had also supported this misdiagnosis, both by failing or refusing to examine the proffered medical report from a surgeon attesting to the existence and removal of a foreign object from Ms. Vritschan’s throat, notice of which had been provided by her accompanying friend and colleague, Dr. Katherine Horton, in concern for her breathing, and which formed the pivot around which this wrongful diagnosis revolved, the judge decreed, exactly as speculated earlier, that the time period for evaluation of the mother had not sufficed and needed to be extended, under the care of a qualified psychiatrist.

The implication of course is that the earlier Erasme Psychiatry misdiagnosis of Ms. Vritschan as delusional is still being held as baseline, despite the fact that, seven days after being held wrongfully in the Psychiatry Ward at Erasme Hospital, a court, recognizing the error made by Erasme Hospital Psychiatry and examining the evidence, had found Ms. Vritschan to be free of any mental illness, as reported earlier here.

Erasme Child Psychologist Testifies Without Cause Against the Mother

In addition, at this Dec 21 hearing, the child psychologist at Erasme reportedly made deprecatory statements to the effect that Ms. Vritschan, during the time-period of her visits to the hospital to be with her baby, had only covered the basics of ensuring the child ate and slept, had arrived sometimes in the afternoon after she had been allowed to visit 9-4, and therefore showed no extraordinary diligence in caring for her baby.

The specious and derogatory nature of this statement—particularly in light of what Erasme Hospital has executed here, in the traumatic separation of the baby from her mother during crucial mother-baby bonding times–must be examined further.

Invaluable Mother-Baby Bonding Destroyed by Erasme Hospital Psychiatry

Mothers universally, including this writer, are aware that babies in the first month do indeed have primarily basic needs to eat and sleep, and have their diapers changed regularly. However, a very vital aspect of baby-care during the early months is also bonding with the baby, providing a reassuring and continuous physical presence, an anchor and a support at all times, day and night. This critical mission was completely sabotaged by Erasme Hospital in ruthlessly removing the child from the mother’s arms the day after she was born, calling in Psychiatry, and establishing the separation of the baby from the mother and from her entire extended family for 30 days, which period was eventually reduced by a modified court order which permitted restricted visiting hours.

It cannot be stressed enough that this invaluable bonding of the baby with her mother was prevented utterly from happening by Erasme Hospital in the first week and month of the child’s birth. Traumatic separation also prevented early nursing, a crucial component of mother-baby bonding, immune-system building, and reassuring baby care.

Indeed, although Ms. Vritschan had planned to give her child all the benefits of nursing, the early two-week separation effected by Erasme psychiatrists, in tandem with the hospital’s refusal to transport her pumped milk to the baby in the Neonatal Ward from the Psychiatry Ward where she was being held at the time, ensured that she was unable to do so.

Disruption of Daily Care Routines by Erasme Hospital and Youth Court Holding Child at Erasme

In response to this assessment by the child psychologist which appears intended to give the judge a negative picture of Ms. Vritschan as a mother, Ms. Vritschan advised the judge that the times she had arrived in the afternoon had necessitated her taking care of her home, personal affairs, and keeping to doctor appointments. Had she had her baby home with her, she pointed out, she would have been able to be with her child continually, through all her housekeeping and any external visits.

Apparent in this situation also is the fact that the artificial construct set up by Erasme Hospital and the Juvenile Court in effectively having kidnapped the child and holding her in the NeoNatology ward, forcing the mother to drive back and forth every day in heavy traffic across Brussels to be with her own baby, had led to the creation of heightened stress, burdening the mother with the necessity of having to juggle all her daily responsibilities with stressful drives back and forth, while imposing daily-care restraints such as not being able to take her baby out of the hospital for walks, to food stores, to the park, or to the doctor, as would be normal for any other mother free to take care of her baby full-time.

Erasme Neonatology Nurses Witnessed Superlative Care from “Super-Mom” Melanie

Further, in sharp contrast to the child psychologist’s disparaging statement, on daily visits, the Neonatal nurses at Erasme Hopital had uniformly given a glowing commendation of Ms. Vritschan’s time with her baby, remarking on her superlative care of her infant, highlighting the fact that the baby had re-bonded closely with her—after the extreme trauma of the two-week imposed separation Erasme Hospital had established, through the aegis of wrongful Psychiatry—and showed a distinct preference for her mother, from among the pool of nurses who variously took care of her. The nurses, she said, called her “super-Mom” as reported here earlier.

This writer can also attest, from witnessing the baby sleeping peacefully on her mother’s chest several times, on Skype phone calls from the hospital, that the baby appeared completely comfortable and confident in her mother’s arms, and showed all signs of having infinite trust and having re-bonded fully with her mother. Further, Melanie was always careful to speak with this writer calmly and gently as she held her baby, a sign of great consideration as a mother for the comfort and psychological health of her child.

Erasme Hospital Doctors Denied Extended Visiting-Hours Request

There is another point to be made here: the child psychologist seems to have made no note at this hearing of the fact, reported to this writer, that Melanie had asked several times over the past two weeks to be permitted to extend her visiting-hours with her baby, and was denied this privilege, first by being told the request had not been conveyed to the doctors, and later being informed the doctors had turned her request down. Were these doctors the same Erasme psychiatrists who had concocted the “delusional” diagnosis without examining medical evidence presented to them? The reason given was that the baby had settled into this rhythm already, and further disruptions were not advisable.

In matter of fact, Melanie has reported that each time she left she had to try to make sure the baby was still asleep so she could set her down, because both mother and baby felt keenly the trauma of everyday separation, once more a direct consequence of Erasme Hospital’s baseless imposition of the daily separation of mother and child—now enforced by the Youth Court’s order.

Overt Airing of the False Erasme Psychiatry Diagnosis by Erasme Child Psychologist

In confirmation of the apparent fact that Erasme psychiatrists are essentially standing behind the child psychologist and coaching her on what to say and how, in deliberate efforts to cast Melanie in a negative light and funnel her once more into Psychiatry via this mother-and-baby clinic-home so that they can “save face” rather than be sued for medical malpractice or be rightfully kicked out of Erasme Hospital by Erasme Hospital Administration—as they should be, in this writer’s recommendation, along with the judge—the child psychologist also informed the judge that another reason Melanie needed to be persuaded to enroll at the psychiatric mother-and-baby clinic was that she showed “a morbid absence of conscience.”

This language is lifted directly from the original court order which decreed the 30-day separation of mother and child, as being related to the “delusional” diagnosis handed down by the Erasme psychiatrists who forgot to check the medical evidence to the contrary before they handed out a death sentence to the mother-baby bond and initiated a train of abuses against both mother and child—which apparently they have no intention of stopping.

Fortunately, this assertion was challenged by Melanie’s counsel, who pointed out that this assessment accrued from a faulty diagnosis made earlier and that a court had examined the situation and found Melanie free of any mental illness, making this assessment by those diagnosing psychiatrists null and void. Melanie reported that the child psychologist had nothing to say in response.

Judge Bases Judgment on Erasme Child Psychologist’s Information

Despite the anomalies noted above, it appears the statements made by the child psychologist directly influenced the judge’s decision, because her judgment was that Melanie needed to be further evaluated as a responsible, caring and competent mother for a longer period at the clinic-home by a psychiatrist.

Significantly, she also noted that the work Melanie was doing with ICATOR was siphoning her time away from her rightful focus on the baby, with implications that the work with ICATOR also supported the idea that Melanie was delusional. In other words, not merely was the original misdiagnosis apparently being upheld–despite medical evidence to disprove it—specifically, the human rights work of ICATOR that the founder of ICATOR engaged in was being called into question.

While working mothers the world over continue to balance their work with baby-care, it must be asked why human rights work in particular was singled out in this case for scrutiny and deprecation as valueless. Could it be because this human rights charity in particular is whistleblowing about human rights abuse on a very large and undeniable scale by Belgian and other Intelligence agencies?

ICATOR is Helping to Protect Humanity and Alert Humanity About Horrific Human Rights Abuses

And not merely is it whistleblowing, ICATOR is working on assisting victims to help prove their cases and launching a lawsuit to bring these rights abuses into the public eye. Inviting others to join these efforts, the fundraising page on the ICATOR website asks the public to “invest in the future of our democracies by helping us stop the horrific crimes against humanity that are committed with impunity by the intelligence agencies using powerful electromagnetic weapons that mutilate and cripple the victims but can only be traced to the perpetrators with professional equipment.”

Given also that ICATOR has been working on a lawsuit to openly expose and challenge the abusive implantation that victims are reporting, it could be concluded that Ms. Vritschan is clearly an exceptional activist whose cutting-edge human rights advocacy is being scrutinized and judged currently by this court–which is supposedly focused on the welfare of the child–in efforts to hinder or suppress it.

If courts worked for justice and humanity—as this court professes to do—wouldn’t they applaud the work of founders of human rights organizations also working for justice and humanity?

Or is there a larger, subterranean agenda of activist suppression here, connected to the very Intelligence agencies whose covert abuse of civilians with covert implantation and assault with electromagnetic weapons, hidden under guise of “Surveillance” is now being powerfully exposed?

Larger Public Interest Accruing From This Case, Despite Efforts to Silence Reportage

It should be noted that, given the situation, where this Court has effectively informed Ms. Vritschan that public discussion of what they consider are purely legal matters—via podcasts, webinars and articles, as previously participated in–is inadvisable, and has suggested that Ms. Vritschan is being negligent about her child’s name and image in permitting or indulging in such, it appears to this writer that definite attempts are being made both to muzzle Ms. Vritschan, hush up the extraordinary miscarriage of justice being pulled off here–named a “criminal conspiracy” by Dr. Katherine Horton–and silence reportage to the larger public. In the interests of disclosure, this article is being published as much to highlight this specific injustice as in the larger public interest.

Coercive Psychiatry Used as Tool to Silence Exposure of Crimes

Ultimately, it cannot be forgotten that the threat of losing her baby to a foster home has been leveled at Ms. Vritschan, and despite her continued efforts to work with Erasme Hospital and the Youth Court, they have continued to direct traumatic stress at both mother and child, in apparent attempts to disempower the mother and apparently also her human rights work. The nature of this human rights work of course draws attention to the crimes of Intelligence agencies being committed against civilians, and while possibly being seen as threatening to this cadre, offers a beacon of hope to all reporting victims of crime as well as larger humanity.

With this judgment, this mother with great love and a deep bond with her child has been asked to literally submit to Psychiatry, to consent to being registered as a psychiatric patient with all the loss of rights that entails, in a manner that can only be termed coercive. 

There is much more to be remarked on this subject, to be highlighted in future coverage.

It is to be hoped that readers with influence step forward here to challenge the many anomalies evident in this court and hospital system and take decisive action to restore the baby to her mother.

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Newborn Baby Amethyst Traumatically Separated from Mother Still Being Held via Abusive Psychiatry in Erasmé Hôpital, Brussels, Belgium

Newborn Baby Amethyst Traumatically Separated from Mother Still Being Held via Abusive Psychiatry in Erasmé Hôpital, Brussels, Belgium

–Ramola D, with reports from Melanie Vritschan and Dr. Katherine Horton/Posted 12/21/2017

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Melanie Vritschan with 2-week-old Baby Amethyst Vritschan, Erasme Hopital, Nov 3, 2017

Amethyst Vritschan, the newborn baby daughter of Melanie Vritschan–world-renowned human rights advocate, founder of the avant-garde human rights group ICATOR, International Coalition Against Electronic Torture and the Robotization of Living Beings, and key member of the US-European human rights coalition, the Joint Investigation Team, which investigates widespread reports of Military/Intelligence Surveillance Abuse and Non-Consensual Experimentation among civilian populations in the US and Europe–is still being held at Erasme Hopital, where she was born, after she was snatched from her mother one day after her birth on Oct 18, per a sudden 30-day separation edict handed down on Oct 19 by the Tribunal de la Jeunesse or Youth Court on the unwarranted instigation of a group of psychiatrists at Erasme Hospital.

Erasme Hospital psychiatrists, headed by Dr. Marie Delhaye and including Dr. Fredrick Milcent, Dr. Maya Szambat, and two other pedopsychiatrists, made a flash decision that Ms. Vritschan was delusional and needed psychiatric care after a high-speed 15-minute “assessment” shortly after a nurse-midwife Ms. Helene Sinon relayed to the Head Gynecologist a conversation she had had with Ms. Vritschan’s friend and colleague, Dr. Katherine Horton, an Oxford-educated particle physicist and former CERN research scientist, the night that Amethyst was born.

This conversation involved notice of a metallic implant that had been found in Ms. Vritschan’s throat and partially removed by a surgeon. Dr. Horton, who was one of the scientists who had examined and analyzed this implant in a Swiss laboratory, had mentioned the implant out of concern for Ms. Vritschan’s ability to breathe, given that part of the implant had not yet been removed, and, encountering the professed ignorance of Ms. Sinon about implants, had discussed different kinds of implants currently in use, both consensual, medical implants and non-consensual, Military/Intelligence-related, covert and illegal implants being reported today.

Apparently the very mention of implants triggered a nuclear explosion inside Erasme Hopital.

Without caring to see the physical evidence of this removed implant and her surgeon’s statement on the removal of this implant, which Ms. Vritschan tried to show her on her laptop, Dr. Delhaye proceeded to label Ms. Vritschan delusional, as if the mere mention of implants, that Ms. Vritschan’s friend and colleague had made and she had corroborated, universally signaled delusions and mental instability.

In other words, this psychiatrist—with a medical degree—failed to examine the medical report attesting to this implant, and thus, without investigating the matter, “diagnosed” the reporting patient as severely, in fact, paranoid delusional. This diagnosis led to catastrophic consequences for the Vritschan family: Melanie was remanded to the Psychiatry Ward—after further abuse masquerading as psychiatric diagnosis, and Amethyst was forcibly separated from her mother. Additionally, Melanie’s 78-year-old father, who had come from Germany to see his newly born granddaughter, was also prohibited from seeing her, and arrived to find Melanie held like a prisoner in Psychiatry.

Please Note: Microchip Implants are No Longer News

Bodily implants such as RFID implants, cochlear implants, dental implants, and pacemakers are used today in a variety of applications in the medical field and in animal tracking. Previously only used at the level of the microchip, implants today include nanotechnology. Long-known to and used non-consensually and covertly by military and Intelligence experimenters and spy/surveillance trackers, well since 1969, in fact, as per the documented testimonial of military whistleblowers such as Barrie Trower, security whistleblowers like William Pawelec, and medical researchers such as Dr. Rauni Luukanen-Kilde, these tiny monitoring implants are now used openly by medical institutions as well.

In fact, Dr. Horton notes, one branch of Erasme Hospital posted website notice of a new Diabetes-monitoring implant on the very day, Oct 19, that Amethyst was snatched in this contrived maelstrom of “concern” about a delusional “belief in implants” by another branch of Erasme Hospital.

It should be noted that non-consensually placed covert implants in anyone’s body today plausibly imply the involvement of Intelligence agencies or clandestine military experimenters. The physical scanning, identification, and removal of such implants—which human rights advocates and concerned experts are today engaging in, as reported here earlier—is a focus also of ICATOR, which has made great strides recently in legally challenging Intelligence agencies on behalf of victims.

Given this background, the question must be asked: Was the founder of ICATOR’s baby actually snatched by Erasme Hospital psychiatrists—on the orders of Belgian Intelligence–in a targeted act of retaliation for ICATOR’s whistleblowing and legal advocacy on behalf of the victims of Intelligence and military neurotechnology experimenters?

Five days after Melanie was held in Psychiatry at Erasme, a judge questioned the (mis)diagnosing Erasme Hopital psychiatrists and ruled at a convened court hearing that no mental illness could be found, no intent to harm self or others was evidenced, no medication-compliance was in question, and Melanie was free to go.

However, Erasme Hospital held on to the infant, going by the original court order decreeing mother-baby separation from a second court, the Tribunal de la Jeunesse or Youth Court, which order, it should be noted, was made immediately after Erasme Hopital psychiatrists (mis)diagnosed Melanie as delusional. The hospital continued to refuse to let Melanie or her father see the child, saying “this was a different court” and the procedure had already been set in motion; she could not leave the hospital with her baby.

Effectively thereby going by the orders they themselves—via Erasme Psychiatry–had set in motion, through the Youth Court, despite the fact that Melanie had just been judged free of mental illness.

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Ironically, Erasme Hospital prides itself on preserving the rights of the child and offering superior mother-baby care. These photos, taken by Melanie, depict charts and graphics on the walls at the Neonatal Ward, claiming to honor the right of the baby to be with her parents, avoid parent-child separations, diminish stress, and facilitate the mother-child bonding. Yet in this case, it seems, none of these objectives were honored.

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First Revision of Youth Court Order Permits Visiting Hours

There is, of course, more to the story. The initial court order which Dr. Marie Delhaye had provoked with her instant diagnosis, signed by Judge Serck, was amended shortly after Melanie left the hospital.

Signed by Judge J. F. Velge, the revised court order minimally permitted mother-baby visits while requiring that the Head of Neonatalogy decide the conditions associated.

This Head of Neonatology, Dr. Bart van Overmeire, initially permitted Melanie (and no other family members) to visit her baby for a sparse one hour a week, then 3 hours a week, under the supervision of an appointed psychologist. Later visiting hours were extended to six hours or so every day, with her 8-year-old son being permitted to visit for a half-hour at a time on weekends.

On November 2, Melanie visited with her own baby, Amethyst, for the first time since the removal of Amethyst from her room on October 19, for one hour. On that first visit, when Melanie questioned the child psychologist regarding why she was not being permitted to take her baby home after a court had examined the events that transpired–whereby she was falsely and inexplicably labeled mentally ill and delusional by Erasme Hopital psychiatrists—and found her NOT to be mentally ill in any way, stated, “It is more complicated than that. We are very concerned about the future of the child. We think the child needs to be protected from you.”

Currently Revised Court Order Extends Amethyst’s Stay at Erasme; Judge Mentions Institutionalization of Child

Since then, Judge Serck of the Youth Court, returning from interim leave, has issued a renewal of the original court order she had signed earlier, requiring that Amethyst be held in the Neonatology Unit of Erasme Hopital for another 30 days—bringing the total of her time period of separation from her mother and holding in Erasme to 60 days.

This period draws to an end this dawn on Winter Solstice on December 21, when a court hearing has been scheduled by the Youth Court to finally decide whether Amethyst Vritschan will be released to her mother’s care or not.

Further, the judge has conveyed in this order that this continued placement is temporary, while the Court sought “an appropriate institution in which to raise the child,” as per Ms. Vritschan’s report.

This determination was made, the order noted, after conferring with staff at the hospital, who had reportedly felt the mother was “still delusional” and represented a grave risk to her child. The order also claimed that the mother’s diagnosis by Erasme psychiatrists of grave delirium and “morbid absence of conscience” had necessitated her being “hospitalized under constraint” in Psychiatry, effectively painting the situation in terms of dire urgency for the removal of the baby from the mother.

All this, on the basis of a false and extremely hasty diagnosis based on hearsay by an Erasme Hospital psychiatrist.

Erasme Hospital Staff Try Hard To Persuade “Voluntary” Enrollment in a Psychiatric Mother-Baby Home

What is especially disturbing about the latter period when Melanie was allowed to visit her own child in the hospital, and worked hard to co-operate with hospital staff to keep to their allowed visiting times and schedules, despite feeling the trauma of separation from her newborn and the injustice of the situation—wherein a young, childless child psychologist “supervised” her time with her baby and gave this twice-over-mother baby-care instruction–is that the Erasme child psychologist and social assistant began to pressure her to voluntarily enroll in a psychiatric mother-and-baby residential clinic for a month or more.

The social assistant working with Erasme Hopital met with Melanie and the child psychologist last month and recommended a visit to a Brussels clinic-home, which Melanie eventually undertook, after having her lawyer indicate this was a visit in compliance with their request and nothing more.

Regardless, this visit was later mischaracterized by the Youth Aide in an email as indicative of admission as a patient at this clinic. Melanie reports that the psychiatrist at the clinic had said to her at the conclusion of the visit that she “had a place open for her” at the clinic, which latter was misleadingly relayed by the Youth Aide as the psychiatrist saying “her place was there” at the clinic.

Melanie reports that after her visit, she informed the social assistant, Youth Aide, and child psychologist that given that this clinic-home housed patients with drug or alcohol addiction and severe post-partum depression issues, it did not seem to be the right, conducive, and peaceful environment for her and her baby, whose place she stressed, was in the peace, comfort, and sanctity of her own home, and therefore she did not wish to go there.

At this point, both the Youth Aide and the child psychologist expressed their disapproval of this decision and tried to persuade Melanie to “voluntarily” enroll at this clinic, saying that if she did not go, the judge would take Amethyst away from her and put her in a home. Melanie did not succumb to these obvious attempts to intimidate and coerce, and stood by her decision, pointing out the judge could also see it was time to simply return Amethyst to her, and rule positively in her favor.

To this, the child psychologist replied that Erasme Hospital was planning to recommend at the Dec 21 hearing that she enroll at this clinic for a month, and that it was entirely likely the judge would require that she do so. Melanie speculated that Erasme staff might rationalize this recommendation by saying the time allotted for her observation had not sufficed, and that she needed to be evaluated by “qualified” people longer, that is, by a psychiatrist such as this one.

She also noted, in conversations with this writer privately and on podcasts, that the very fact that this clinic-home was being pushed as the only way forward by Erasme, suggested that the initial psychiatrists headed by Dr. Marie Delhaye who wrongfully cast Melanie as delusional were very much behind this initiative, and were still calling the shots behind the scenes.

It must be questioned therefore why Erasme Hospital has been trying to push this route as the only viable way forward: admitting Melanie and Amethyst into a psychiatric home is virtually a plunge back into Psychiatry; with her “voluntary” commitment and the re-characterizing of her as a “psychiatric patient,” the prevailing narrative the Erasme psychiatrists have unilaterally set into motion is seemingly vindicated, encouraging the court to see their initial diagnosis as accurate.

Is that why Erasme Hospital is so keen to push Melanie into voluntarily committing herself and her baby into this psychiatric mother-and-baby clinic-home? To save face, at this late date, after misdiagnosing her, subjecting her to traumatic interrogation and incarceration in Psychiatry post-Ceaseran for 7 days, ripping her baby from her arms, calling up the Juvenile Court and ensuring her baby is withheld from her for 60 days, keeping her father from seeing the child, keeping her son from seeing the child, and more?

Erasme Neonatal Nurses Recognize Melanie as “Super Mom”

Not all Erasme Hospital staff however are going along with this false diagnosis. Many of the neonatal nurses with whom Melanie has been in close contact over the past month have commended her for her superlative care of Amethyst, as she drives an hour each way in heavy traffic across town to reach the hospital and back everyday to spend time with her baby. Nurses have said to her they have never seen a mother who is so naturally attuned to her baby and have called her “super mom.” Melanie reports that one nurse has said, “Just keep doing what you are doing. You are a super mom. Everyone knows this here.” Nurses also indicated that they could see for themselves that she was in no way “delusional” as Dr. Delhaye had pronounced.

Falsification of Police Information Challenged

Something else of note is the fact that apparently many lies have been put forward by various parties in an attempt to further this wrongful characterization of Melanie as delusional and an incompetent mother.

Shortly after Dr. Delhaye labelled Melanie such, and she was dragged across town to Brugman Hospital in the middle of the night supposedly for an independent psychiatric assessment which turned out to be both a traumatic interrogation and far from independent (this doctor’s recommendation that she was fine and needed to be returned to the Maternity Ward was overridden by a phone call after which he changed his assessment and said, “It has been decided. You are going to Psychiatry,”) police opened an investigation of Melanie’s background. In the process, they contacted and spoke to her ex-partner, and noted in their files that he had barely known her and had said she was “fragile.”

Her ex-partner has since corrected this statement in writing for the judge at tomorrow’s hearing, noting that he has known Melanie for more than 20 years, shared an 8-year-old child with her, and was never likely to have called her “fragile”!

Police records have also noted that conversation with neighbors suggest that a man, a mysterious “lawyer friend” has been visiting her apartment, an obvious attempt to implicate a lover in this scenario; neighbors have since denied they were contacted or offered any such information. Melanie notes this is a complete fabrication,an attempt to falsify information surrounding the intended characterization of her as delusional or an irresponsible mother involved in affairs rather than child-care. To put it bluntly, notes Melanie, “police made this up.”

There is much more to this story that deserves close examination, to be accorded focus in succeeding coverage. For now, it is to be hoped that the judge at the Juvenile Court this December 21 understands clearly the grave error that has been made here, the tremendous injustice that has occurred in the grievous separation of baby Amethyst from her family, and act immediately to return this already-traumatized infant to her mother—just in time for Christmas, a gift the entire family will surely appreciate.