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Yosef and his family of four are from the Herat Province in Afghanistan. The eldest child used to sell potatoes with Ibrahim, the middle child, who was killed by a landmine planted by counter-revolutionaries. As a result, the eldest child, Ismail, developed severe nerve and mental issues, and the wife, who is now pregnant, frequently has seizures. They sold their home to treat Ismail, but doctors say nothing can be done. Ismail’s condition continues to worsen, but he refuses to leave to see a doctor because he is afraid of the police for an unknown reason. Yosef says he is afraid of the police as well because they may hang him to death.
When Yosef and his family arrived in Greece by ship, the Turkish police hit him because he was on the ship. Yosef describes his encounter with the Greek ships, and how the police hit the people on the back of their necks simply because they were afraid and did not do exactly as they were ordered.
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