More details on Azer children

Reports that children are in guarded compound, segregated

  • Jan. 6, 2016 8:00 p.m.

A new year brings a bit more information for a Comox Valley mother whose children were allegedly abducted by their father last summer.

In August, Alison Azer received word her ex-husband – Dr. Saren Azer (also known as Salahaddin Mahummudi-Azer) – hadn’t returned to Canada from a court-approved trip to Europe with her children Sharvahn, 11, Rojevahn, 9, Dersim, 7 and Meitan, 3.

In early December, family spokesperson Jody Korchinski confirmed in an email to The Record Alison does now know the location of her children.

“Government (Canadian and Kurdistan Regional Government) efforts are now underway to recover the children, but Saren is refusing to release them. Alison is now counting on the Canadian government to support her.”

On Tuesday, Alison posted on social media the children remain found but not freed.

“They are being held in a guarded compound. It is very cold now, especially where they are, and there is no central heating. They are not schooled and have no other children nearby,” she wrote.

“I am terrified for them and losing hope for their safe recovery. In these myriad moments of despair, I am grateful to you for your strength and solidarity. If only it was enough to bring them home.”

For more info, visit findazerkidsnow.com.

 

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