New trial for murder of Hrant Dink begins

An Istanbul court Monday began the retrial of 85 suspects involved in the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink on Jan. 19, 2007, Daily Sabah reports.

Dink, the editor-in-chief of Armenian weekly Agos, was shot and killed by a teenage nationalist militant from Trabzon by the Black Sea, but later it was found that local and Istanbul law enforcement officials were also complicit in the assassination.

After repeated pleas by the slain journalist’s family, a new investigation was opened that found that the instigators of the murder and several former police chiefs were accused of covering up intelligence that led to the murder.


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