DINK MURDERER RECOGNIZED ADULT

PanARMENIAN.Net
07.01.2008 14:44 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Ogun Samast accused of murdering prominent Agos
editor Hrant Dink almost one year ago can now be named by the media,
after authorities lifted a ban on publishing his identity. Till now,
the media have been forbidden to publish Samast's name as he was
believed to be under the age of 18.

However, the results of medical tests conducted on Samast revealed he
is currently 19 years of age, meaning he was not a minor. Samast is
standing trial for the murder of Dink along with a number of other
men accused of involvement in the crime or inciting Samast to commit
the shooting. Detained a few days after the shooting, Samast, who
has links to far right wing Turkish groups, admitted to killing Dink,
NTV -Turk reports.