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10 year since blessed voyage

27.05.2020

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10 Year Since the Blessed Voyage

 

Middle-East geography is one of the main regions in the world where human rights and freedoms are violated. In addition to violating millions of people’s right to live, that is a basic human right; hundreds of thousands of people in prisons are unjustly and illegally deprived of their right to live freely and are subjected to torture and ill-treatment.

In an aim to break the blockade in Gaza, which has literally been turned into an open-air prison, we attempted to broadcast the injustices occurring in this geography to the world by organizing events such as the Gaza Land Convoy (On the Road to Palestine) and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that included the Mavi Marmara ship, with many people of conscience from international groups, and continue to do so at the present.

 

Mavi Marmara Massacre

 

On 31 May 2010, the Gaza Freedom Flotilla comprising of the Mavi Marmara, Sfendoni, Challenger I, Eleftheri Mesogios, Gazza I, and Defne Y vessels that departed with the aim of delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza were confronted with an illegal raid and intervention by Israeli military forces. During this attack and in its aftermath 10 humanitarian aid workers lost their lives and 56 were severely injured.

Participants on the Flotilla were illegally imprisoned and ill-treated. Even the injured were handcuffed. Some of the injured were imprisoned in cells, subjected to torture, and assaulted for days. Participants on the Flotilla were illegally imprisoned and ill-treated. Even the injured were handcuffed. Some of the injured were imprisoned in cells, subjected to torture, and assaulted for days.

 

We commemorate Mavi Marmara with many programs in order to keep the spirit of the blessed voyage. You can find programs and participation links from the list below;

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020/ 17:00


The virtual tour of Masjid-i Aqsa will be organized for women with the narration of Abdallah Marouf Omar through the Zoom application.
Broadcast link; https://twitter.com/ihhgenc

 

Friday, May 29, 2020 / 20:00


The special narration of Mavi Marmara's 10th year will be demonstrated with sand art.
Broadcast link; https://twitter.com/ihhgenc

 

Friday, May 29, 2020 / 21:00


Gülden Sönmez and Ümit Sönmez, Mavi Marmara participants, will be guests on Instagram Live broadcast

 

 

Sunday May 31, 2020 / 20:00


Mavi Marmara 10. Anniversary Commemoration Program
Broadcast link; https://twitter.com/ihhinsaniyardim

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020-22:00


Signal Film Virtual Premiere
Broadcast link; https://twitter.com/ihhinsaniyardim

You can reach the publication links of other organizers related to Mavi Marmara here; https://freedomflotilla.org/news/coalition-statements/online-flotilla-events-during-may-2020/