A Vancouver Island woman who hasn’t seen her four children since they were abducted by their father and taken to Iran a year ago is slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying the federal government “fell asleep at the switch”.
Alison Azer marked a sad anniversary on Thursday; it’s now been a full year since her children were abducted by her former husband, Saren Azer.
In the 365 days since, she’s raised money to pay for legal fees and travel costs, even meeting with Justin Trudeau in May to find a way to bring her children back to B.C.
At the time, Trudeau had insisted the children’s file was on his desk.
But when her ex-husband was taken into Iranian custody on an Interpol notice, she says a call from Canadian authorities to Iran never came in order to negotiate their return.
Azer says that’s when Iranian authorities had no choice but to release her ex-husband.
She says the feds need to do more, and says their words the case is a priority are hollow.