The first day of hearings started with the defence and cross examination of Muhittin Zenit, who was an officer in Trabzon Intelligence Branch at the time of murder. Questions about almost 20 missing intelligence reports, Zeynel Abidin Yavuz, the phone call that Zenit made to Erhan Tuncel after the murder were addressed to Muhittin Zenit. It is also asked who changed the intelligence report by writing “an impactful action”.
The hearings ended with the defense of the former Trabzon Provincial Police Chief Reşat Altay, who was in office at the time of murder. Refusing the demands of release, the court postponed the case to June 20.
Having started to present his defense, former Trabzon Provincial Police Chief Reşat Altay claimed that he hadn't been informed about Dink murder before or after the murder.
The second day of trials ended. The court will start to hear the suspects tomorrow.
Before the trial of the public officials starts, Friends of Hrant made a statement to the press. It is stated that “The ones who killed him blatantly, the ones who instigated the murder and the ones who connived at this murder should be called to account, tried and punished regardless of their relations and groups.”
The first day of trials of Dink case ended with the reading of the indictment, which will be continued to be read today. It is also expected that the court will start to hear the suspects today.
The case against the public officials as part of the main Dink case will continue on May 24.
In the trial of the public officials who are responsible for Dink murder, which was held on April 19, the demand for recusal of the suspects is refused.
At the hearing held yesterday, arrested suspects Muhittin Zenit and Özkan Mumcu are released. The next hearing will be held on April 24, 25 and 26.