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Armen Mirzoyan

Hrant Dink's Killer Released on Parole

Ogün Samast, the convicted murderer of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, was released on parole on Wednesday.

Turkish Minute news reports that Samast, who confessed to the January 19, 2007 shooting murder of Dink, was sentenced to almost 23 years in prison in 2011.

After fleeing the crime scene outside the offices of the Agos newspaper in Istanbul, Samast was apprehended the next day at the bus terminal in the Turkish town of Samsun.  

 The police officers who captured him hailed him as a hero, with two officers posing with him behind a Turkish flag.

In June, Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld certain acquittals while overturning other verdicts in the trial of seventy-six defendants, primarily public officials, in connection with Dink’s assassination.

Photo: yetkinreport.com

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