#Law & Order
Uk government, Interpol, Uk prime minister, British Embassy in Libya

A heartbroken mother has told of the terrifying moment her husband kidnapped her baby and took her to Libya – while she shopped in Mothercare.

Mal Szymanowicz, 34, was looking at clothes for the 15-week-old tot when the baby's father snatched her and flew to the lawless city of Tripoli.

The dad is refusing to return little Talia to the safety of her home in Britain - and her mum fears she will never see her again.

Father Maher Belaid, 35, said he would rather go to jail than give up the "tug of love" child and is now serving a six-and-a-half year prison sentence.

Libyan national Belaid was in Britain working in a pizza takeaway when he met Mal and they later married before having Talia.

Their marriage - the only thing which allowed Belaid to stay in the UK - broke down soon after Talia was born.

It was then that Belaid made a plan behind Mal's back to secretly take their child from the couple's home in Barry, South Wales, and travel to the North African country which is in the midst of a bloody civil war.

Mal has written to the Prime Minister and the British Embassy in Libya begging for help but is no closer to bringing her little girl home.

We, the undersigned, call on all targeted audiences to bring this little girl back home.

Judge Patrick Harrington QC told Maher to return Talia to the UK but he refused to co-operate.

We now believe you should step in and bring her home to her mother where she belongs.

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The Help Mal Szymanowicz Bring her daughter back to the UK petition to Uk government, Interpol, Uk prime minister, British Embassy in Libya was written by melissa williams and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.

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