"Our son was left to die like the other ill prisoners"
GAZIANTEP - Nuri Arslan, who had been prisoned for 17 years because of his Islamic identity and who had been undergoing cardiac surgery for 4 times so far, his elderly parents said they did not want their son to die in prison.
Nuri Aslan who were arrested by the plots of FETO and tortured for months during in custody, his elderly parents appealed to the authorities and demanded that they do not want their son die due to illness like other sick prisoners. They wanted their son to be released.
Nuri Arslan, who was arrested after being detained in Gaziantep about 17 years ago and closed in Kocaeli Kandıra F-type Prison, has undergone surgery 4 times so far due to his heart condition. Their family said that their son should not be held in prison because of health problems and should be released as soon as possible.
Elderly parents of Nuri Arslan, one of the victims of FETO and other “parallel state structure”, explained the victimization they experienced so far to ILKHA.
Older father Murat Arslan, who stated that his son was arrested and imprisoned 17 years ago because of his Islamic identity, stated that his son had operated four times from his heart until now, but said that his son had been left to die as other sick prisoners.
Father Aslan stated that there is no sufficiently condition for the treatment for his son in the prison and his son’s illness getting worse day by day, said, "My son has been in custody for 17 years. The judges and prosecutors of FETO have sentenced my son to prison for 17 years. My son had cardiac surgery so far. He had angiography 2-3 times but my son is still in prison."
"My son will die in prison even he is not guilty." Father Arslan addressed to the authorities and said, "I am calling to the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, my son is already rotten in his prison. What is the crime of my son that he is not being released? He is in prison without any crime and will die there. We now want my son to be released."
Murat Arslan, a 70-year-old father, stated that he had not been able to keep the pain he had suffered for 17 years because of his aging, while mother Hatun Arslan said that his son and other sick prisoners were almost left to die in prison.
Mother Arslan said that his son had been operated from his heart many times and that his heart condition still continues and that his son was kept in prison like other sick prisoners. "Please release my son! My heart is burning. My son is always in my mind for 17 years. My son is innocent. My son is not guilty. We are apart from my son for years. What is this oppression for 17 years?"
Arslan said that while his son had surgery, they couldn’t go to visit him because the distance from Kocaeli Kandıra Prison is too far from the place they live and added, "We drown tears every night. We want my son now to get back to his family and his children. We are his mother and father and family. We have spent feasts [Eid] without my son for years. It has been 17 years that we haven’t seen our seen next to us in eids. The FETO which did this persecution to us, didn’t do to the disbelievers."
Nuri Arslan's brother Mehmet Şakir Arslan said, "My brother has undergone heart surgery four times for 17 years. Despite of this illness he is in prison without any reason. If my brother will not be released today, when will he release. My brother is a victim FETO but despite this still being held in prison." (ILKHA)