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Beth Alexander online campaign launches

    A young British Jewish mother fighting for custody of her children in Vienna has launched a web campaign to raise awareness of her situation.

    Beth Alexander, a Cambridge University graduate from Manchester, married her Austrian husband Dr Michael Schlesinger in 2006.

    The couple had twin boys, but following a bitter separation, in which she struggled to gain a "get" – a religious divorce – she lost custody of the three-year-old boys. According to Ms Alexander, there have been claims that she is suffering from mental illness. But a court commissioned medical report found earlier this month that at no time had she suffered from any form of mental illness.

    As part of the effort to push the Austrian courts to restore full contact with her sons Benjamin and Samuel, a YouTube video has been posted entitled "Save the Schlesinger Twins in Vienna".

    The video accuses the Austrian justice system of turning "two innocent children's lives… upside down".

    A website has also been created to draw attention to the case and provide updates.

    "There are many people - all over the world - that feel very passionately about correcting this and are doing all they can to try to help the twins," said Ms Alexander. "I receive so many messages of support each day."

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