Spanish woman battles to get kids back from ex in Mexico

Madrid, Apr 8 (EFE).- The attorney for the mother of the three Spanish-Mexican children who a Spanish judge handed over to their father in Mexico demanded Monday that the ruling be annulled and asked Spain's national ombud to investigate the activities of the magistrate and other authorities.

Marcos Garcia Montes, who is representing Isabel Monros, met on Monday with ombud Soledad Becerril to present the case to her.

Isabel Monros traveled with her children - one age 13 and twins age 10 - from Mexico to Valencia, Spain, in 2010 and the father filed a complaint against her for abducting the children, although the Mexican court system had given her custody of them.

On March 12, a judge in Valencia province ordered that the three children be returned to the father.

On that day, Monros went to court accompanied by her children so that they could undergo psychological exams she had requested with the aim of preventing the court order from being executed.

Instead, the children were given tranquilizers and turned over to their father, according to Monros' lawyer.

Garcia Montes told Becerril on Monday that Monros is now in Mexico because the children are "in an unknown location," with the father having been summoned to appear before a Mexican court but never showing up with the kids.

When asked about the fact that the mother came to Spain with the children without complying with all legal procedures, Garcia Montes said that after seeing a video "with bad and outrageous psychological treatment," it should "disgust a citizen that we can start (bringing up) technicalities."