Kenya: Mystery and regime silence over Gulen abduction

Source: Yahoo! News

“A week after it emerged that Selahaddin Gulen, whose uncle is a longtime foe of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had been forcibly returned to his country, Kenya has remained silent on the abduction and any role it might have played. Rights activists say the incident has put the spotlight on Kenya’s history under President Uhuru Kenyatta of ignoring court orders and collaborating with foreign security agencies. Since 2016, Turkey has arrested tens of thousands of people suspected of having links with US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of masterminding a failed coup …. According to court documents filed in Kenya, his nephew Selahaddin Gulen, 30, a US permanent resident, travelled to the country on October 17 where he was arrested at the airport after clearing immigration. … In March, a Kenyan judge issued orders barring authorities from deporting Selahaddin — who was also in possession of an asylum seeker pass — to Turkey.” (06/08/21)