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[–] cynicaloldfart [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party. He may get tortured for simply being my family member.

This exactly what N Korea does. Generational punishments.

According to Amnesty International & TurkeyPurge.com the AKP Government has detained 104,000 peaceful individuals, which consist of 17,000 women, many of whom are pregnant, or imprisoned with their children. They have shut down nearly 150 media outlets, arrested 234 journalists, which is more than any other country since July 15, 2016. In fact, they have dismissed 4,424 judges & prosecutors further eliminating checks and balances. These acts have assisted in Erdogan’s attempt to consolidate power even further.

For a second please think and imagine, if something like this is happening to an NBA player, what is happening to the people with no voice or podium to speak on? There could be hundreds of thousands of people that are detained, tortured, or murdered that we are not hearing about. Freedom of expression is a basic human right, and I would ask the WORLD to join me in seeking justice and equality for all and to reject oppressive regimes and dictatorships.”

http://kfor.com/2017/06/02/oklahoma-city-thunders-enes-kanter-says-his-father-has-been-arrested-in-turkey/

Earlier (5/26/17) report on Enes Kanter, the son:

Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-basketball-idUSKBN18M1V8