Wanted Comox Valley doctor Saren Azer seen here with two of his four children

RCMP in contact with wanted Comox Valley doctor

The father of four missing Comox Valley children has reached out to Canadian police

Erin Haluschak

Record Staff

Comox Valley RCMP have confirmed Dr. Saren Azer, who is wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant of Arrest, has reached out to the police agency.

Last August, Comox Valley mother Alison Azer received word her ex-husband – Saren Azer (also known as Salahaddin Mahummudi-Azer), an ethnic Kurd – hadn’t returned to Canada from a court-approved trip to Europe with her children Sharvahn, 11, Rojevahn, 9, Dersim, 7 and Meitan, 4.

RCMP note in a press release, Saren has assured them the children are safe and investigators have discussed with him the manner in which this can be confirmed.

They add he has answered many questions posed by investigators.

In early December, Alison located her children – in a guarded compound and was working with the Canadian and Kurdistan Regional Government to recover the children.

Recent reports indicate Saren has family in Mahabad, Iran, and has taken the children to the country.

INTERPOL also lists the children as missing on their website, and has sent out a ‘red notice’ to police agencies around the world.

Within the past month, Saren has been active on social media, creating a Facebook page where he states the children are “… well, safe and happy at last.”

On the page, there are photos and videos of the children smiling, laughing and dancing, along with a second lengthy letter signed by Saren directed not only to his ex-wife, but to Canadian authorities, supporters and his former patients.

“He has an arrogance and absolute disdain for the law,” explained Alison in an interview with The Record last month.

RCMP note as the matter remains active and on-going, they are unable to provide any additional details at this time.

 

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