The Colasante Case: Vacationing Italian Father Jailed In Sweden For Slapping His Son For Public Tantrum

The Colasante Case: Vacationing Italian Father Jailed In Sweden For Slapping His Son For Public Tantrum
A collection of articles in Swedish and foreign media, September 1, 2011 --


Italian official Giovanni Colasante fined $996 for pulling son´s hair in Sweden
 The case of an Italian politician convicted of child abuse for pulling his son's hair in Sweden has highlighted a parenting 'culture clash' between northern and southern Europe.
The Stockholm District Court said Giovanni Colasante 'intentionally inflicted pain on his son by pulling him by the hair' for about five seconds in the city's Old Town.
whatsonsanya.com - 14 Sep 2011



Sweden convicts Italian for hurting son
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM - An Italian politician who had a public altercation with his 12-year-old son while vacationing in Sweden was found guilty of child abuse yesterday in a case that has highlighted differing views on corporal punishment.
The Stockholm District Court said Giovanni Colasante, an official from the small southern Italian town of Canosa di Puglia, “intentionally inflicted pain on his son by pulling him by the hair’’ for about five seconds during an Aug. 23 argument in Stockholm’s Old Town.
Associated Press, boston.com - September 14, 2011



Italian politician convicted of child cruelty for pulling his son’s hair while eating at Swedish restaurant in 'culture clash'. Case has ignited debate on corporal punishment

By Damien Gayle
The case of an Italian politician convicted of child abuse for pulling his son's hair in Sweden has highlighted a parenting 'culture clash' between northern and southern Europe.

The Stockholm District Court said Giovanni Colasante 'intentionally inflicted pain on his son by pulling him by the hair' for about five seconds in the city's Old Town.
The Daily Mail, dailymail.co.uk - 14th September 2011



Italy gets a lesson of parental love from Sweden
The Voice of Russia

The 46-year-old Italian, Giovanni Colasante, was arrested in Stockholm after pulling his 12-year-old son by the hair in public. Now the Stockholm court is deciding on how to punish a child abuser.
Mr. Giovanni Colasante, a respected Italian politician, and his family were having a good time during a Scandinavian cruise. While in Stockholm, the family decided to go to a restaurant, when the boy suddenly refused to go, which provoked a very emotional reaction from his father: witnesses said he lifted the boy up by the hair.
The Voice of Russia, ruvr.nu - Sep 13, 2011



Fined for grabbing 12 year old who ran out of restaurant in a tantrum

Black Panther
A Swedish court has found an Italian father guilty of abuse for pulling his 12-year-old son's hair at a Stockholm restaurant during a family vacation.
The father, 45-year-old Giovanni Colasante, a municipal politician from southern Italy, was ordered to pay a fine of 6,600 kronor (€725), Stockholm district court documents obtained by AFP showed.
generalnonsense.net - 13 September 2011



Swedish court fines Italian father for pulling son's hair
Times of Malta

A Swedish court has found an Italian father guilty of abuse for pulling his 12-year-old son's hair at a Stockholm restaurant during a family vacation.
The father, 45-year-old Giovanni Colasante, a municipal politician from southern Italy, was ordered to pay a fine of 6,600 kronor (€725), Stockholm district court documents obtained by AFP showed.
Times of Malta, timesofmalta.com - September 13, 2011



Sweden convicts Italian official of child abuse
By Louise Nordstrom

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Italian politician who had a public altercation with his 12-year-old son while on vacationing in Sweden was found guilty of child abuse Tuesday in a case that has highlighted differing views on corporal punishment.
The Stockholm District Court said Giovanni Colasante, an official from the small southern Italian town of Canosa di Puglia, "intentionally inflicted pain on his son by pulling him by the hair" for about five seconds during an Aug. 23 argument in Stockholm's Old Town.
Associated Press, Google News, google.com - Sep 13, 2011



Italian politico on trial in Sweden for slapping son
The Local

An Italian politician faced a Stockholm court on Tuesday for allegedly hitting his son on the streets of the Swedish capital.
The Local, thelocal.se - September 6, 2011



Vacationing Italian Man Jailed In Sweden For Slapping His Son For Public Tantrum
LaStampa in English

In a parenting culture clash, the southern Italian visitor is being prosecuted in Stockholm under a super strict law against any form of “offensive treatment” of one’s own children -- not only slapping, but maybe even yelling at them

LaStampa in English, lastampa.it - 02/09/2011


Vacationing Italian Man Jailed In Sweden For Slapping His Son For Public Tantrum
Worldcrunch - in partnership with La Stampa

In a parenting culture clash, the southern Italian visitor is being prosecuted in Stockholm under a super strict law against any form of “offensive treatment” of one’s own children -- not only slapping, but maybe even yelling at them.
Worldcrunch/La Stampa - September 1st, 2011



Colasantefallet: Italiensk politiker på semesterresa i Sverige lagförd för barnmisshandel
En serie artiklar i olika media - 2011-08-31 --


Smacking: those Swedes must be crazy!

By Jean-Francis Held, special correspondent in Stockholm

Translation: Ruby Harrold-Claesson, Attorney at law

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