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Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 8:50 AM (EST+7)
UN committee finds Israel 'executed' American, five Turks on Gaza-bound ship

Read more: Mavi Marmara, Freedom flotilla, investigation, US policy, US foreign policy

RAMALLAH, September 28 (JMCC) - A UN fact-finding committee reports that Israeli commandos executed a US citizen and five Turkish nationals aboard the Mavi Marmara headed to break a blockade on the Gaza Strip, reports Truthout.

The report reveals that [Furkan] Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face at point blank range while lying on the ground.

The report says Dogan had apparently been lying on the deck in a conscious or semi-conscious, state for some time before being shot in his face.

The forensic evidence that establishes that fact is tattooing around the wound in his face, indicating that the shot was delivered at point blank range.  The report describes the forensic evidence as showing that the trajectory of the wound, from bottom to top, together with a vital abrasion to the left shoulder that could be consistent with the bullet exit point, is compatible with the shot being received while he was lying on the ground on his back.


The Turkish government gave the autopsy report on Dogan to the US Embassy in July and it was then passed on to the Department of Justice, according to a US government source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the administration's policy of silence on the matter. The source said the purpose of obtaining the report was to determine whether an investigation of the killing by the Justice Department (DOJ) was appropriate.

Read the story at Truthout...






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