It Is Clear That Dink Case Is Not Finished – Commissioner For Human

January 27, 2012 | 13:47

The Hrant Dink case is not a just a serious case, it symbolises a
problem in the Turkish system of justice, said CoE Commissioner for
Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.

Speaking during the PACE winter session, Hammarberg said further
investigation into the case would be required.

“I am optimistic: I think that the next level will take into account
the criticism, and that there will be a serious review of the case.

Further investigations will be required, and they will need to look
at not only the procedures but the facts, and to find more facts. It
is clear that this case is not finished,” he said.

To note, on January 17, the Turkish court found Yasin Hayal guilty
of planning and organizing Armenian journalist Hrant Dink’s murder,
and sentenced him to life in prison. Erhan Tuncel, on the other hand,
was found not guilty of prompting Dink’s murder, and, instead,
he was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months for an explosion in a
McDonald’s store.

Earlier, Hrant Dink’s actual killer, Ogun Samast, was sentenced to
a total of 22 years and 10 months for Dink’s murder and for bearing
illegal arms. But Samast was tried at a juvenile court, since he was
a minor at the time of the murder.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS