August 9, 2011 - 17:25 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Residents of Kuhlungsborn, a small resort city on the Baltic Sea have hidden an Armenian family of four from the authorities to interfere with their deportation to the homeland.
Arthur and Kristina Baveyans arrived in Germany 13 years ago and asked for political asylum, Spiegel reports.
They bore two children in Germany, Gevorg (12) and Anna (9). Children speak German, attend German school, go in for sports and overall have been brought up on the German culture.
The family itself covers all its expenses, and therefore it gained sympathy of Kuhlungsborn’s residents, who had few deal with migrants earlier. Arthur runs a doner snack bar, his wife cares after elderly people helping them in the household.
Nevertheless, in February this year, the Inferior Ministry Committee denied to prolong living permit for the family in Germany. The reasons are withheld. According to some data, the authorities had suspicion with regard to Arthur Baveyan, who, allegedly, was repeatedly charged for law infringement earlier, Lenta.ru reports.
The family was to be deported on August 9, however it suddenly disappeared. It was later found out that the Beveyans were hidden from the authorities and migration services by Kuhlungsborn’s residents. Besides, they came out to the streets to protest against their deportation. About 200 people, which is an essential number for a small city, gathered in front of Arthur’s snack bar, according to Spiegel.
The incidents in Kuhlungsborn gained broad resonance at the threshold of forthcoming territorial elections in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania due on September 4. Prime Minister Erwin Sellering said through its Press Secretary that the case of Baveyans family will be re-sent to consideration of the Inferior Ministry Committee.