Kidnapped children in Sciley

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is the plight of a friend of my sister’s so if you are in a position to help, please do.

On 19 November 2007, Emanuele and Nicolas Amore were kidnapped by their father, Carmelo Amore, from Ispica, Sicily, after a ruling was issued by the Juvenile Court of Catania ordering that he surrender his sons to their mother, Karyn Krause, who lives in Albany, California.

Mr. Amore had illegally detained the children in Sicily after a summer vacation. Ms. Krause had to file a legal action for their return under the Hague Convention. The hearing took place in Catania on 7 November 2007 and the court issued a ruling for the immediate return of the children to California on 16 November 2007. However, before the appointment with Social Services in Ragusa, Sicily, Mr. Amore fled with the children.

You can read more about this on the web site that Karyn set up:

If you or someone you know can help in ANY way – particularly if you know anyone in the Italian or European media (or know someone who might know someone…), please contact Karyn directly at At this point, publicizing the kidnapping in Europe will be a big help.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.