Friends of Hrant Dink to Hold Commemorative March

Hrant Dink

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)—Friends of Hrant Dink, the assassinated editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, will hold a march to the Agos editorial office on January 19 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his death.

In a statement, the group called for a fair punishment of those who plotted and committed Dink’s murder.|

“Hrant Dink was killed on January 19, 2007. Five years have passed since then, yet the fact that two people actually plotted and perpetrated his assassination will never convince us. Those who threatened Dink and ordered his murder, and set a trap against him ridding themselves of the affair are making a mock of our grief. We do not want a predetermined trial that would punish only those who shoot a bullet at Dink … We still have a lot to do. People who have conscience have been suffering from an aggravating pain for five years. If we forget all this we’ll once again kill our friend, leaving a handle to new murders,” reads the statement.

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