INTERPOL is now searching for four BC children who were allegedly abducted by their father overseas.
Their mother, now raising funds to try and bring those kids home.
Children not returned after trip
It is the worst nightmare of any parent who has gone through a separation or divorce.
A Vancouver Island woman says her ex-husband hasn’t returned her four kids, like he was supposed to, after taking them to Europe earlier this month.
Alison Azer says she believes Dr. Saren Azer instead took them to the Middle East.
She has launched an online fundraiser for costs, saying she “long feared this would happen.”
Mother makes plea for help
In an online post, Alison Azer describes her ex as an educated, charismatic man, who she claims became “restrictive, abusive, and controlling.
You can read the full post here:
Mounties say a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for the Comox Valley doctor.
The children are listed on INTERPOL’s website.
“It’s Not Fair To Be Tried On The News Like This.”
Close friends of a popular Vancouver Island doctor accused of abducting his four children overseas, say the public should take caution before casting blame.
David Talbot, who worked with Dr. Saren Azer supporting Syrian refugees, says his friend is a beloved specialist doctor, who loves his family.
“I’ve only seen a man with a big heart, and that includes loving his kids. The marriage break up was just so hard on him. He has been working very hard to be a good father.”
Talbot says his friend went through a nasty divorce and fought hard for shared custody of his four children.
“This is not a kidnapper, this is somebody who worked and spent a lot of money with lawyers against somebody who has been making it very difficult to have access to his kids.”
He allegedly breached a custody order after failing to return the kids to his ex-wife after a trip to Europe.
His ex-wife believes the Kurdish man fled to the Middle East.