On the death of Uğur Süleyman Söylemez

All members and supporters of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition express their condolences to the loved ones of Uğur Süleyman Söylemez, who died today after 4 years in a coma. He was brutally shot during Israel\’s illegal boarding of the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010.

Thus, the nine unarmed passengers who died on board the ship because of the illegal Israeli assault against Freedom Flotilla I, have become ten. Uğur was among more than 50 people heavily injured when Israeli troops boarded the Mavi Marmara and opened fire with live ammunition against unarmed civilians.

On May 31st, this year, let us all commemorate those who gave and risked their lives against the inhumane and illegal blockade of the 1.7 million human beings in the Gaza Strip.

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