Bashi Hosh Jabril, a Somali national, died in Istanbul, Turkey, days after he was seriously injured in an attack by bandits.
Three Turkish bandits attacked Bashi Hosh Jabril at a tourist resort in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district on December 6, and footage of the attack was released.
The robbers were caught on camera coming from behind the victim, and one of them punched him in the neck and he fell to the ground, unconscious, according to witnesses at the scene.
The robbers searched Bashi on the ground and confiscated his mobile phone, luggage and other belongings, according to Turkish media reports.
Turkish police have arrested the men and taken them to court.
Two of them, under the age of 18, have been charged with theft and released, and while the third, Baashi’s killer, with manslaughter.
Bashi Hosh Jabril was the younger brother of former Somali constitution minister Abdirahman Hosh Jabril who passed away on March 8, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.
Bashi, 52, was on holiday in Turkey before he was killed and who lived in Toronto, Canada.
Bashi Hosh Jibril was one of the leaders of the Somali community in Toronto, Canada, and helped newcomers to the country with immigration, legal and resettlement issues.
A gofundme page has been set up by Bashi’s family which has now so far raised over 10k Canadian dollars.
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