COURT RULES AGAINST SAMAST'S ARREST

Today's Zaman
Dec 16 2011
Turkey

An İstanbul court on Friday ruled against the arrest for terrorism
charges regarding Ogun Samast, who was sentenced to 21 years, six
months for "premeditated murder" of the Turkish-Armenian journalist
Hrant Dink.

As the hearing of the trial against Samast for membership in terror
organization was held at the İstanbul 2nd Juvenile High Criminal
Court, the presiding judge, Celal Unal, ruled that he would no longer
be tried under terrorism charges and his arrest in that regard would
be removed.

However, Samast, who is being tried in juvenile court because he was
a minor at the time of the crime, will remain under arrest because
of other charges against him.