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Turkish Journalist Again Charged with Violating Article 301: “The state killed Hrant Dink=?UTF-8?B?4oCd?=

15:36, March 14, 2013

Turkish journalist Temel Demirer first fell afoul of the law when he stated, a day after Hrant Dink had been murdered, that : : “Hrant Dink was not killed because he was Armenian but because he said that there had been an Armenian genocide.”

For this, Demirer was sentenced under Article 301, with the prosecution demanding 2 years imprisonment.

At that time, changes in the controversial Article 301 had also reduced the maximal sentence for “denigrating the Turkish Nation, the Turkish Republic, its government or government institutions” to two years.

This trial had been postponed provided that, following Provisional Articles 1 and 2 of Law 6352, he would not “commit a new crime under Clause 1 within the next three years”.

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