Mavi Marmara lawyers came together in the workshop
In her opening remarks in the workshop that was held in Holiday Inn Hotel IHH board member Att. Gülden Sönmez highlighted that they are giving legal struggle in different countries against zionists in order to seek justice about Mavi Marmara attack and that they have come together in order to brief each other how far they have come so far in their legal struggle.
The Repercussion of the Agreement Was Discussed
Sönmez pointed out that the lawyers from different countries participated in the workshop. “We are going to discuss the cases in Turkey and abroad and how the Turkey-Israel agreement might affect them and our legal struggle,” she commented.
Around 50 lawyers from 19 different countries participated in the meeting. First elected prime minister of Egypt, Muhammad Mursi’s lawyer and Guardian of Jerusalem, Raed Salah’s lawyer also participated in the workshop. The lawyers concerned are among the plaintiff’s attorneys in Mavi Marmara case as well.
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