Berkin Elvan

 

 

 

Age: 15

 

Summary: Turkish student who had been in a coma for nine months after sustaining severe head injuries from being struck in the head by a tear-gas canister fired by police in Istanbul's Okmeydani neighborhood while he was out to buy bread for his family in June 2013 during Turkey's mass anti-government protests.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications of head trauma from projected tear-gas canister

 

Born: January 5, 1999

 

Died: March 11, 2014

 

Location: Istanbul, Turkey