IHH demands to be involved in Mavi Marmara case
Friday, March 07, 2014
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – In the ongoing Mavi Marmara case against Israel, when they attacked the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundations aid ship to Gaza in 2010, the Turkish NGO appealed to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to take its petition into consideration.
The relief foundation`s law committee, consisting of its deputy chairman Huseyin Oruc, Gulden Sonmez and Rabia Yurt filed a petition, in the name of victims and family members of the ones who lost their lives, asking the International Criminal Court in The Hague for a fair and speedy result on the Mavi Marmara case.
“If you file a case in court that means you are looking for justice, and that is what we expect from the International Criminal Court – justice,” said Oruc to Anadolu Agency correspondent.
In May 2010, Israeli commandos killed eight Turkish nationals and an American of Turkish origin in international waters when they attacked the Mavi Marmara, a ship in a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid and construction materials to the Gaza Strip, which is under an Israeli blockade.
The event caused international outrage and soured Turkish-Israeli ties. Since then, Turkey has received an apology from the Israeli government and the two states are looking to normalize relations with a deal involving compensation for the victims’ families.
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