Dink trial to restart in September
ISTANBUL - Doğan News AgencyAn Istanbul court is set to hold “the first” hearing of Hrant Dink murder case on September 17 after the Supreme Court of Appeals overturned Yasin Hayal’s acquittal on “being terrorist organization leader” and finding him guilty of “founding and leading an organization for crime” on May 17.
Supreme Appeals Court 9th Penal Chamber announced its verdict on assassinated journalist Hrant Dink’s case after completing its investigation due to an appeal by Ersin Yolcu - one of the convicts.
The verdict defined the acts of all suspects in the case under “an organization formed to commit crime” according to Turkish Penal Code Article 220. Previously, a high criminal court dismissed charges related to “armed terrorist organization”.