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Child removed from Roma camp in Thessaloniki

In a case similar to the one involving “Maria” (photo), a Roma child taken last month from the Gypsy couple looking after her when it was proved they were not her biological parents, a 4-year-old has been removed from a Roma camp in Thessaloniki following a check on records showed that the boy’s birth was declared only a few months after his supposed parents registered another child.

Following the Maria case, Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani asked local prosecutors to check birth records from the last five years for anything suspicious.

This led to the discovery in Thessaloniki.

The child was removed from the camp after DNA tests showed the couple looking after him were not his biological parents.

Another six suspicious cases are being investigated.