Episode 20. Jolly Bimbachi

Jolly Bimbachi kissed her two sons goodbye as they set out for a month-long trip to Lebanon with their father, back in 2015. She gave each of her boys a watch with a note attached, saying: “I love you. We’ll be back together in time.”Within days, she got a call from her husband Ali Ahmad — he had no intention of returning with their children.
In this Episode Jolly shares her story, discusses the Lebanese legal system, and why Lebanon is one of the worst offenders in regards to Parental Abduction. We also discuss her lobbying efforts and how she kept her faith in the wake of her situation.

Chatham Mother Fights To Get Her Sons Back

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12 Replies to “Episode 20. Jolly Bimbachi”

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  2. Good luck to you Jolly. I saw some of your story in the media in Canada. I hope you can get those boys back.

  3. I remember earlier this year seeing a story about Jolly being arrested or something in Syria and making it home. I’d love to hear more of her story if you can get her on again. What a strong woman

  4. Will you do a follow up interview with Jolly? She is the one who tried to escape with her boys to Syria right?

  5. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

  6. Confess your feelings of betrayal, fear, heartache or humiliation that you have experienced in your divorce or co-parenting situation.

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