December 30, 2019
The vegan parents of a two-year-old girl who were accused of harming the child into a state of malnourishment due to their diet, have managed to avoid prison time despite being convicted for gross bodily harm.
The Gothenburg district court found both of the vegan parents guilty of gross negligence for bodily harm and handed them down a three months conditional sentence along with a fine of 60,000 Swedish krona in May, but an appeal in the High Court on Friday reduced the fine to 50,000 krona, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
The case dates back to February of 2019 when the parents rushed their then 17-month-old daughter to the emergency room of a hospital in Gothenburg, claiming that the child had become ill.
When the child was examined by doctors, however, it was revealed that she had been severely malnourished and according to prosecutors was fed only breast milk, brown rice and fruits and vegetables.
This article was posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 6:43 am