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    Hrant Dink remembrance event is held in Istanbul

    January 19, 2018 20:25 News, Politics A+ / A-

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    A commemoration event, which is devoted to the 11th anniversary of the assassination of Istanbul Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, is held Friday outside the then office of Agos Armenian weekly of the city.

    The Friends of Hrant organization as well as several NGOs have organized this remembrance event.

    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.

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