Asil Nadir’s wife cries for ‘justice’ at court
LONDON - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Cypriot businessman Asil Nadir's wife Nur Nadir. AA photoThe case of Asil Nadir was unfair and the struggle for justice is enduring, according to Nur Nadir, the 29-year-old wife of the Turkish Cypriot businessman, who was sentenced to 10 years in London over fraud claims.
Nur Nadir emphasized her confidence in her husband’s innocence in an interview with Anatolia news agency yesterday.
She argued that 10 years of imprisonment as penalty was “too heavy” and the case process was unfair.
“The judges of the case didn’t have the required financial education and some of them declared that they were in depression. This is not fair to continue the case with these judges. The case is not over yet, we have just started, and this is not the end.” She stated that she had not influenced her husband about his decision to return to the United Kingdom from Turkish Cypriot in 2010. He had decided by his own to stand trial in London, because he wanted to reveal the truths since he came back to Turkish Cypriot in 1993.
Nur Nadir denied allegations from the media, who had reported that her husband preferred to return when the Conservative Party was in power because he had closed ties with the party. Asil Nadir explained to his wife that he returned to London to resolve “the problem” in his life, not to clear his name. “After he was imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison, he said he had no regrets. Asil returned as he believed in God and his innocence. He did not rely on anything else”
‘I met my king in Cyprus’
Nur Nadir also mentioned about the similarity between her life and Rania, the Queen of Jordan.
“We are both from Palestine, were born in Kuwait and left our homeland after the war. She met her king in Jordan as I met with mine in Cyprus.”
Giving the example of Nelson Mandela at the end of the case led to debates in the press, Nur noted. “I made a comparison to show that a human may have suffered a problem without being guilty. This is what Asil’s case is;” she said.
Asil Nadir was sentenced to 10 years for embezzling 29 million pounds, at the end of the lawsuit process in August 2012 in London. The 79-year-old businessman has been imprisoned for four months in Belmarsh Prison.
He was also sentenced to pay 5 million pounds of compensation last month.