Another affront to human dignity and the concept of natural justice
Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor: "Man can't afford to fight extradition order
By Susan Gamble
Local News - Monday, March 05, 2007 Updated @ 11:08:07 PM
Carrying no more than they could shove in a few suitcases and cram in backpacks, Mohammed Naim, his wife Ilona and their four children fled from a frightening, corrupt world in Budapest.
They came to Canada in 1997, settling in the Paris area, far from the extortion, threats and killings that marked their lives in Hungary.
The most important thing, the Naims reminded each other, was that they were safe and together.
Now that’s no longer true.
Mohammed Naim, 49, turned himself in to Brantford police Wednesday evening to face extradition to Hungary.
He’s panicked at the idea of leaving his family, but the Naims simply can’t afford to continue to pay their Toronto immigration lawyer any more money to fight the order.
Hungary has 40 days to send for Naim. Meanwhile, he languishes in the Brantford jail where, he told his family, he is mocked and spit upon by other prisoners.
How did a once-wealthy businessman come to such an ignoble position?
Naim’s wife and eldest daughter sat down with The Expositor on Saturday to explain their tale. "