To avoid vaccination against the corona virus, Andreas and Anna Egler went into hiding in Paraguay six months ago. They had taken their two daughters with them without consulting the other parents. Now they contacted the lawyers of the left behind parents for the first time.
The “Spiegel” had made the case public at the end of May. The father of one girl and the mother of the other girl are married to each other in a second marriage. They emigrated to Paraguay with their two children in November last year.
Since then, a nationwide manhunt for child abduction has been running against the fugitive couple. According to the Paraguayan public prosecutor’s office, an arrest warrant has been issued by the international police agency Interpol.
The lawyers for the parents who remained in Germany announced on Monday that there had been several telephone calls in the past few days. “We are looking for a solution to end the child abduction,” the statement said.
After the couple’s car was found in the border area between Argentina and Paraguay, the fugitive family released an emotional video. According to “Spiegel”, the children emphasized that they were in Paraguay voluntarily. The parents also asked the authorities to stop the search.
Now, however, there have been “fruitful talks,” the lawyers’ letter said. Both parents could have phoned their respective children.