The B.C. mother of four children who says her ex-husband abducted their children, and took them to Iran, says he has been detained by police.
Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa Tuesday morning, Alison Azer says Kurdish-Canadian doctor Saren Azer, who is wanted by the RCMP and Interpol in the abduction of his four children, was arrested in Iran but released on bail.
“From the information we are getting, it’s clear that Iranian officials are keeping a very close watch on Saren.”
Allison says she’s also been told through the Italian government that the Iranian government is calling this a “humanitarian case.”
She says more than 12,000 people have signed a petition, and written letters, to have the children brought home.
Azer notes she met with Prime Minster Justin Trudeau on the matter, but says he’s yet to make any kind of call to have the children brought home.
In 2015, Allison says her ex-husband took their four children, between the ages of 3 and 11, on a flight to the Kurdish region of Iraq, then across the border into Iran.
Last month, Saren spoke to Global News, saying that the children are “absolutely at peace, happy, and delighted.”