Hrant Dink will be commemorated on the 14th year of his assasination on January 19th, the Hrant Dink foundation reports. The commemoration that has been organized each year in Istanbul in front of Sebat Building, which used to house Agos Newspaper, will be broadcasted online this year due to the pandemic. In order to participate to the online commemoration you can visit www.hranticinadaleticin.org website on the 19th of January, Tuesday at 14.45 (GMT+3)* and can place your virtual banners.
The website will feature streaming about Hrant Dink throughout the day. Both the speech of Rakel Dink from the site where her husband was assassinated and the commemoration speech made on behalf of the Friends of Hrant Dink will be broadcasted on the above mentioned website.
The 19th of January commemoration will be held online for this year only. Next year, Friends of Hrant Dink will continue being present at the assassination site in large numbers, will commemorate their friend and raise their voice to demand justice.
Ogün Samast, a Turkish ultra-nationalist, was convicted of Dink’s murder in 2011, but questions remain over the alleged involvement of state security forces. On Tuesday, a former gendarmerie intelligence officer was detained in relation to the case, state-run Anadolu news agency said.