Nazif Mujic - Bosnian Actor Determined To Fight For Political Asylum, Will Not Return Home

0
0

Bosnian actor Nazif Mujic has spoken out about his bid for political asylum in Germany, insisting he would rather hang himself than go back to his homeland.

The 2013 Silver Bear Best Actor winner at the Berlin Film Festival returned to the German capital in November (13) with his wife Senada and their three young children and applied for permission to make the city their home, but his efforts were denied by immigration authorities and the family is due to be deported in March (14).

Mujic reached out to Berlin Film Festival organisers for help and they have been raising money to aid his legal troubles.

And, as this year's (14) festival gets underway, Mujic has taken his asylum bid international by staging a press conference on Friday (07Feb14).

He told the media, "I don't want to be rich. I just want an ordinary job, a chance to feed my family."

The actor won his Silver Bear honour for portraying himself in Danis Tanovic's An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker.

He claims the film cost him his job and he has been ostracised in Bosnia because of his gypsy roots, revealing he and his wife were turned away from hospitals after she suffered a miscarriage.

He said, "We couldn't even buy food."

Mujic's lawyer has filed a petition to grant him residency status, which is currently under review, and he insists that if his asylum bid is refused he will seek help from other nations.

He adds, "Bosnia betrayed me. I will not go back. I would rather hang myself."


Contactmusic

Tags:

0
0
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Battle of the Five Armies" Trumps "Museum", "Annie" For Weekend Box Office

So, it looks like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has taken over...

Paul McCartney Reveals He Attempted To Pen A Song About Eric Garner Protests

Sir Paul McCartney is just one of many celebrities who have wanted to help...

Paul McCartney Reveals He Attempted To Pen A Song About Eric Garner Protests

Nicki Minaj Slams Ex-Love Safaree Samuel In Lengthy Twitter Rant

Nicki Minaj reportedly split with her rumoured boyfriend of 14 years Safaree...

Nicki Minaj Slams Ex-Love Safaree Samuel In Lengthy Twitter Rant

Madonna Drops Six Promising Tracks Off New Album "Rebel Heart"

Madonna is coming out with a new album. No, seriously, the unofficially dethroned...

Madonna Drops Six Promising Tracks Off New Album

Sir Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish, Instagrams Every Step

Today’s batch of congratulations goes out to Sir Elton John and David Furnish...

Sir Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish, Instagrams Every Step

Green Day One Of Six Artists To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Esteemed musical institution the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced...

Green Day One Of Six Artists To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Sony Allegedly Hires Real Life Olivia Pope To Help Contain Massive Hack

Sony’s been on damage control for a while after a massive hack left the...

Sony Allegedly Hires Real Life Olivia Pope To Help Contain Massive Hack

David Letterman Is Sticking Around, But The Late Show Says Goodbye To Darlene Love

Just two days after Stephen Colbert aired his final Comedy Central episode...

David Letterman Is Sticking Around, But The Late Show Says Goodbye To Darlene Love

James Murphy Shares 'Remixes Made From Tennis Data'

He was the frontman of one of the most critically well-received bands of the noughties...

James Murphy Shares 'Remixes Made From Tennis Data'
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All