SHOCKING footage has emerged of a bride left in tears after deportation cops arrested her husband-to-be during their wedding ceremony.
Blonde Gundula B., 40, had to be treated in hospital for shock after officials ruined her plan to marry Kurdish groom Hamza, 27, as he said “I do”.
Gundula, 40, and Hamza, 27, prior to their wedding at Vosendorf Castle, AustriaCEN
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Gundula was in such shock after the arrest that she had to be treated in hospitalCEN
Gundula, a German-born academic, has lived in Vienna for 17 years, and together with her lawyer Gregor Klemm, wants to get her fiance released from custody as quickly as possible to avoid him being deported.
They have already filed a motion, with Gundula saying in her complaint that “the official action of the immigration police was not proportionate.”
It also alleges that her rights and the basic principles of decency had been violated.
As a result of being arrested at the wedding, a “unique life event was devalued” and “trampled on”, it alleges, according to local media.
Lawyer Klemm claims the authorities were heavy-handed and acted unlawfully.
He said that a decision by the administrative court in 2018 deemed the practice unlawful.
He said: “This practice was common 20 years ago, but was then declared unlawful by the highest courts and has not been carried out since then.”
The bride was in such shock after the arrest that she had to be treated in hospital, according to reports.
She reportedly told the officers arresting her groom: “I have the right to get married.”
She said: “The wedding had already started and had been going on for five minutes. Everything happened during our recorded wedding song that we wanted.”
The immigration police crashed the celebratory moment of the marriage during the song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, according to local media.
Gundula said: “An official even laughed.”
Hamza has been living in Austria since 2022 and received a negative asylum decision ten days before the wedding, which had reportedly been planned for a long time.
Gundula said through tears: “He’s such a sweet, sensitive man. This is all terrible.”
The couple reportedly met and fell in love a year and a half ago at their place of work, a bar owned by the groom’s uncle.
Austrian authorities are yet to comment on the matter, although local media said that Hamza could be deported within days.
It comes after a bride was arrested on her wedding day for alleged extortion before she could even cut her cake.
The images of the suspect, named only as Nancy N, show her in handcuffs and a white gown as she was detained in Mexico.
She was arrested as she arrived at the church and was hauled before the Public Prosecutor’s Office in her white wedding dress.
Her would-be husband, Clemente N, nicknamed ‘Ratón’, managed to escape and is wanted on the same charges.
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