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Probe launched into Hrant Dink murder case judge, prosecutor

11:19, 13.04.2012 Region: Diaspora, Turkey Theme: Politics, Society

The Turkish High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) Vice President Ahmet Hamsici informed that a disciplinary investigation is launched into Rustem Eryilmaz, the Istanbul court judge who examined the murder case of Hrant Dink—the founder and former chief editor of Istanbul’s Agos Armenian bilingual weekly, who was gunned down in 2007 in front of his office building—and the case’s state prosecutor Hikmet Usta, Haberturk of Turkey informs.

The HSYK Vice President stressed that the probe was launched on the basis of their media statements.

Ahmet Hamsici recalled the judge’s following words: “I cannot say whether there is no criminal group in Dink’s murder, but…” He also reminded these words by the prosecutor: “There is a criminal group, facts, and even more. It is just that the court did not examine them.”

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