Protective Mom Nashwa was found dead the day after Mother’s Day. It is unknown whether she committed suicide, as the cause of death has not been released. She had told a friend that she could not live in a world where she could not protect her boys, but other friends say she was not suicidal and would never have left her boys alone with their father.
The Women’s Coalition posted about Nashwa’s case last August [linked below]. Despite a tremendous amount of evidence that her ex was sexually abusing her 6 year-old twins, Judge Joan Ryon accused Nashwa of lying and coaching the boys, and gave sole custody to the father. The boys would cry on visits when they had to leave her, not understanding why they could not stay with their mother, who they wanted to live with.
Nashwa’s case fits the pattern of thousands, perhaps millions around the world, where Family Court judges disregard evidence of abuse by fathers and falsely accuse mothers of lying. Women and children are suffering immensely as a result of this institutionalized entitling of men and discrimination against women.
Please join us in our fight for a new system that provides for due process and ensures the true “best interests of the children”: www.WomensCoalitionInternational.org
PREVIOUS post with more info:
Maryland Judge Disregards “Extraordinary Amount of Evidence”
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VIDEO of Nashwa’s son reportedly telling her about abuse:
Failure To Protect: Air Force Handling Of Colonel's Child Sex Assault Charges Raises Questions
Young Boys Allegedly Abused By Air Force Colonel Now In His Sole Custody
LETTER from U.S. Representatives requesting action:
COMMENT on TWC post:
"My husband represented [Nashwa] the mom of two 6-year-old boys who were allegedly being abused by their father, a decorated, high-ranking officer in the Air Force. Even with everything from medical records, to photographs, to videos, it was decided that it was not enough to take him to [military/criminal] court.
Who would believe 2 little boys and a frantic and hysterical mom when the accused is a US war hero? No one. She couldn't even get a day in court. The details of this case is so disturbing and I had a hard time accepting that this is happening in the US. They depicted the mom as delusional and vindictive.
That the mom, who a Harvard graduated anesthesiologist, was not reliable. That she was smart enough to brainwash her boys and that she coached them into saying what they did. Last fall the [family] court granted full custody of both boys to the father...even with the boys crying and saying that "daddy" hurts them. They allowed her visitation rights. And each time she saw them...they were thinner...they were wearing dirty clothes. She took pictures.
I have heard this mom. I've heard her cry. I've heard her call my husband at all hours of the night, pleading with him to not stop fighting for them. This was the one case that kept him up night after night. The last time I heard her...months ago, I remember hearing her she say that she didn't want to live in a world where she couldn't protect her boys.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. My husband texted her to wish her and to tell her that she is an amazing mother and to not give up. But she had lost all hope in our justice system...in humanity itself.
We got word a few hours ago that she committed suicide. Like she said, she couldn't live in a world where she couldn't protect her boys.
TWC NOTE: It is not because Nashwa's husband is a war hero that he got custody. This is happening to millions of women. It's because he is the father and there is an agenda to keep fathers empowered over women and children after separation or divorce."
Cindy Dumas, M.A. has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the Custody Crisis since 2003, when she was unable to protect her children from their abusive father. She fled into hiding when Family Court failed her and was tricked into returning home, when her children were given to their abusive father.