The Swedish couple who raised his baby as VEGAN are imprisoned for three months after the 18-month-old is almost starving
- The baby was rushed to the hospital in February after she stopped responding
- She was fed a vegan diet with breast milk, brown rice and potatoes
- Her parents – who described themselves as & # 39; nomads & # 39; – also follow vegan diets
- Doctors in Gothenburg said the child was only a few hours away from death
A Swedish couple who grew up their baby with a vegan diet were imprisoned for three months after the 18-month-old was nearly starving.
The child's diet with breast milk, brown rice and potatoes had been negligent and threatened her life, the judge in Gothenburg told the parents on Thursday.
The baby was rushed to the city hospital in February in critical condition and in an unresponsive state – doctors said she was only a few hours away from death.
Doctors provided evidence that her condition was due to & # 39; long-term famine & # 39; and one said it was & # 39; worse than anything we saw in the hospital before & # 39 ;, The local reported.
Gothenburg courthouse, where the couple was sentenced to three months in prison for gross negligence causing personal injury on Thursday morning
She was never registered with the authorities and after three weeks of recovery at Queen Silvia's children's hospital, she was admitted to foster homes.
Her foster mother told the court that the baby had recovered well.
& # 39; According to their ideological belief that the daughter was a resident of the world, her parents didn't even report the birth to an authority, checked a pediatric center, or refused or measured her growth & # 39 ;, an explanation from the court. obtained by The Local said.
& # 39; The girl has also not been vaccinated or examined by a doctor & # 39 ;, it added.
Judge Per Norden said that although their daughter was not intentionally harmed, he did some views of the parents & # 39; remarkable & # 39; found – especially those of the mother who believed that people could survive without food and water with proper conditioning.
Prosecutor Ximena Bene had spent two or three years in prison for the parents, while their defense lawyers argued that the child's condition was due to a stomach injury.
The parents, who also follow vegan diets, call themselves & # 39; nomads & # 39; and tend to live together with friends, Ekuriren reported.
The children's hospital of Queen Silvia, where the baby recovered for three weeks after she nearly died in February
Her parents were convicted of gross negligence that caused physical injury.
They were detained for two months and effectively served their sentences in pre-trial detention, but were also ordered to pay 60,000 kroner (£ 5,000) in damages to their daughter.
Parents are allowed to spend eight weeks with their baby under supervision in a care institution that is monitored by social services.
The father was further convicted for various minor crimes, including drug offenses and drunk driving.
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