The 13-year-old Halim Alhazurov, here with his uncle (right) and boxing trainer Friedl Tschurtschenthaler, should be deported.
© Boxclub Lienz
By Catharina Oblasser
Lienz, Vienna – Thirteen-year-old Halim from Chechnya, who previously lived in the refugee home in Lienz, will not be deported. Yesterday, Thursday, 11 a.m., he should have been on the plane to Chechnya with his grandfather – his parents were killed in a bomb attack when Halim was two. But shortly before that, the boy and his grandpa were allowed to leave the detention center.
On Tuesday at 6:50 a.m., the police appeared at the Lienz accommodation and arrested them both. Then they were brought to Vienna – including Halim, whose custody lies with grandfather.
But on Wednesday the BH Lienz intervened, says district chief Olga Reisner. Since Halim is under 14 and therefore still underage, the child and youth welfare department of the BH is responsible for him. “We have made a child welfare risk report to the competent magistrate in Vienna,” said Reisner. “Halim has lived in Lienz since January 2017 and is well integrated.” In fact, the 13-year-old is attending middle school with good success and is a talented boxer who has won several student championship titles.
The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, Patrick Maierhofer, does not want to comment on whether the intervention of the bra was decisive. “We do not issue an opinion on individual cases. Basically, it is checked again before the deportation whether the circumstances have changed. Then it reacts. “
Even before the planned deportation, Halim’s uncle Vaha Alhazurov, who has the right to stay, applied for custody because the grandfather’s health is very poor. “The two of them will come back to Lienz on Friday or Saturday,” says Vaha Alhazurov. “It is very lucky.”