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The guy "Ahmet" in Midnight Express, who was an Oxford educated character (?), spoke good English and had a degree in philosophy was locked up underground in a Turkish jail, where they meet. Is it known what Ahmet was there for, which crime he was convicted for or is it not said?

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According to the script:-

 ...They put me here. They say I 
 raped a little boy. I have been 
 here very long time. They will 
 never let me go.
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