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PLEASE JOIN AHMET DOĞAN, FATHER OF TURKISH-AMERICAN 19 YEAR-OLD FURKAN DOĞAN KILLED on the GAZA FLOTILLA BY ISRAELI COMMANDOS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7PM
AT THE EATONVILLE RESTAURANT,
2121 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
(next to Busboys and Poets)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7PM
AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ROOM 108, FUNGER HALL
With Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City
and Ann Wright of the US Boat to Gaza, Second Gaza Flotilla
Furkan Dogan was a 19 year old Turkish-American who aspired to become a medical doctor. He was killed by Israeli military commandos on the Mavi Marmara, a ship carrying 600 international humanitarian and peace activists in the May, 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Nine activists were killed and 50 wounded by the Israeli military in 15 minutes. Furkan was shot five times, including in the back and in the face at point-blank range. The United States government has not conducted an investigation on the death of this American citizen by a foreign military force. Professor Dogan will be in Washington to meet with US officials to discuss the lack of action taken to date by the United States in achieving accountability and justice for his son’s killing.
Furkan’s father, Professor Ahmet Doğan, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Irkiis, Turkey. Furkan was born in Troy, New York.
Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, GWU, US Boat to Gaza, Badil, Free Gaza USA, Codpink: Women for Peace, National Lawyers Guild
For interviews with Professor Dogan, please contact Greta Berlin 310-422-7242 (IrisTulip@gmail.com)