OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir urged Turkey’s authorities to increase their efforts to bring masterminds of Hrant Dink’s murder to justice.
“After 11 years, justice must be served,” he tweeted.
11 year today since the great writer & journalist #HrantDink was assassinated. We don’t forget. I urge the authorities of #Turkey to increase their efforts to bring masterminds behind his murder to justice. After 11 years, justice must be served. #endimpunity.@OSCE_RFoM— Harlem Désir (@harlemdesir) January 19, 2018
Hrant Dink, the founder and chief editor of Agos, was gunned down on January 19, 2007, outside the then office of this newspaper.
In 2011, the perpetrator, Ogün Samast, was sentenced by a juvenile court to 22 years and ten months for the murder.
After long court proceedings and appeals, however, a new probe was ultimately launched into this murder case, and regarding numerous former and serving senior Turkish officials’ complicity in this assassination.