Expressing that he found the support of Turkish media and authorities very sincere, he added that such concrete steps like the invitation to support Ahmed gave the family reassurance.
El-Hassani Mohamed said police treated his son as an adult criminal, rather than a school child, when they placed his arms behind his back, handcuffed and held him.
"He was humiliated, and mistreated," El-Hassani Mohamed said, "It was disgusting. It was not right," he added.
News of the arrest sparked a rush of support for Ahmed, including from President Obama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, NASA, Google and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Immediately after hearing the custody case, President Obama had invited the 14-year-old Ahmed to the White House. Obama had sent his invitiation via tweet and had called Ahmed Mohamed's clock "cool" and said that more kids should be inspired like him to enjoy science, because "it's what makes America great."
A photo of Mohamed standing in handcuffs while wearing a t-shirt with the US space agency NASA's logo was retweeted thousands of times in a matter of hours and "#IStandWithAhmed" became the top trending hashtag on Twitter.
Mohamed's family also launched a Twitter account to thank his supporters using @IStandWithAhmed as his username.
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