Ibrahim Bilgen

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: Turkish politician and peace activist who was one of the founders of the banned Islamist political party Virtue Party and became a candidate for the Turkish parliament in 2007, but he was not elected receiving only 0.96% votes, and who later joined the Gaza flotilla onboard the passenger ship MV Mavi Marmara, which set sail from Istanbul for the Gaza Strip on May 23, 2010.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in the Gaza flotilla raid

 

Born: March 2, 1949

 

Died: May 31, 2010

 

Location: Ashdod, Israel