Gloucester parents of Kalisha Gordon who died in Cyprus to take case to European court
THE family of Kalisha Gordon are taking their fight for justice to the European Court of Human Rights.
The 21-year-old, from Gloucester, died in Cyprus in 2008 from complications caused by an ectopic pregnancy.
Her parents, Lloyd and Jayne, said the Cypriot government's handling of the case has been terrible and has "dragged out their pain" and breached their human rights.
They had to fight for years to get an inquest into Kalisha's death.
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It finally went ahead in January 2012 and blamed her death on the care she received from a doctor. Questions were also raised about missing medical records.
A judge asked the Attorney General to reinvestigate the case and the Gordon family pushed for a criminal prosecution but found out in December no one was going to be charged.
Lloyd said: "When you send your child on holiday you expect them to come back. Well Kalisha never came back and we never got an explanation about what happened to her."
The couple have just returned from Cyprus where a civil case was due to start this week. It has been delayed until September 20.
Lloyd said: "They said there was a backlog of cases. It's a shame they didn't tell us before but it just gives us more time to prepare our case. I have now signed the necessary documents to take the government to the European Court of Human Rights.
"Everybody there keeps saying sorry but five years later they are still investigating her death and nothing is resolved.
"We're not just doing this for Kalisha but for the next person it happens to."