Woman Fights to Get Children Back From Tunisia - NBC4 Washington

Woman Fights to Get Children Back From Tunisia

Ex-husband took children without permission



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    Protesters rallied at the Embassy of Tunisia Monday in support of a local woman's fight to get her children back from the country.

    Édeanna Johnson Chebbi claims her children, who are 5 and 2 and years old, were taken to Tunisia last month without her permission.

    Court documents show that Chebbi was recently divorced and that she had custody of the kids.

    She claims she went to the embassy in September to make sure that her ex would not be able to get passports for her children without her permission. She was told that he would not, but a couple of months later, that's exactly what happened, and her children were taken to Tunisia by her ex.

    Chebbi has been in communication with the Tunisian ambassador, but that country is not required to follow U.S. law.