The Mavi Marmara Case

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The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, comprising the ships Mavi Marmara, Sfendoni, Challenger I, Eleftheri Mesogios, Gazze I and Defne-Y and carrying only humanitarian volunteers and humanitarian aid, which set sail to bring essential humanitarian supplies to Gaza, faced an armed attack and unlawful intervention from the Israeli military forces on 31 May 2010. An actual armed attack was launched against the foregoing ships. Nine humanitarian aid volunteers lost their lives during the attack and in the aftermath, while 156 volunteers were wounded, with 52 of them seriously. The Flotilla articipants were imprisoned without any legal grounds, the wounded activists were handcufed, a number of wounded activists were held in solitary confinement cells for days and subjected to torture and ill-treatment.

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