Canada accused of being ‘asleep at the switch’ as Iran drops kidnapping charges again


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Canada accused of being ‘asleep at the switch’ as Iran drops kidnapping charges against father | National Post

Documents obtained through an Iranian lawyer show a one-sided case with no evidence or testimony to refute the words of Saren Azer — including, for example, claims he came to Canada as a student, when really he entered the country seeking asylum as a refugee.

A prosecutor’s decision, written in Farsi and translated into English, dismisses the case saying, “a father has total paternal custody of the children” and “bringing the children from Canada to Iran does not constitute human kidnapping.”

The Canadian government has not confirmed or denied allegations that Global Affairs Canada officials deliberately blocked an RCMP request to pursue contact with INTERPOL Tehran.