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On 19 January 2007, Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist and founder of Agos newspaper, was shot dead at 15:05 on the street in front of his office in Istanbul. The murderer, a 17-year-old Turkish nationalist, and some of his accomplices were apprehended and imprisoned but not all parties involved in the crime have been investigated. In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Turkish authorities have failed to protect Hrant Dink’s rights to life and freedom of expression. Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that that civil servants and institutions must be investigated for their alleged roles in the journalist’s murder. Public servants who allegedly failed to protect the journalist and prepared false reports are currently being prosecuted at Istanbul 14th penal court.
- Decision of the Turkish Constitutional Court on the application of Rahil Dink and others (Application Number: 2012/848), 17 July 2014, Off. Gaz. 12 November 2014 -29173 (English translation)
- Article published by Bir Gün (in Turkish): "Hrant Dink'i korumaktan sorumlu olmadığını savundu"
- Chronology of the case published by Bianet (in Turkish):"10 Yıldır Çözülmeyen Dava, Gelmeyen Adalet"
- CPJ statement: "Hope for justice still frail in Hrant Dink's 2007 murder case"