This photo of Saren Azer and the four Azer children was sent to The Comox Valley Record Monday night

Saren Azer refutes allegations of arrest and bail

Alleged kidnapper says reports are 'untrue and unfair'

  • Jul. 12, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Terry Farrell

Record staff

Saren Azer emailed the Comox Valley Record Tuesday evening, disputing claims made by Alison Azer in Ottawa earlier this month.

At a press conference July 5, Alison Azer stated to national media that her ex-husband, who allegedly abducted their four children, was detained June 12 in the province of West Azerbaijian and released on bail with “mobility restrictions.”

She further stated that Saren had made at least one court appearance and is scheduled to appear in court again in the coming weeks.

Saren, the Canadian-Kurd also known as Salahaddin Mahummudi-Azer, sent the following message to The Record Tuesday evening:

“What you have printed about me and my children is untrue and unfair. I have never been arrested and or released on bill (sic).

We are happy and well, going on with our lives. It is a shame to see this fabricated lies in canadian Media (sic).”

It was signed

“Saren Azer.”

The photo accompanying this article was attached.

This is the second contact The Record has had with Saren Azer since the alleged abduction of his children.

Saren  agreed to an interview with The Record in May, under the conditions that the questions be sent to him electronically. He was to answer in the same fashion. The questions were sent, and The Record received confirmation that they were viewed, but no response was ever returned.

An attempt to reply to Tuesday’s email initially bounced back.

 

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