A new charge has been filed against Ogün Samast, who killed Hrant Dink, the editor-in-chief of the Armenian-language 'Agos' newspaper published in Istanbul. According to Turkish media, Samast is accused of not being a member of an armed terrorist organization and committing a crime for that organization and could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
Samast, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing a Istanbul-Armenian intellectual, was released on November 15, after spending 16 years and 10 months in prison.
According to Turkish sources, the reason for early parole was Samast's good behavior in prison. Outraged by his release, hundreds of people gathered in front of the former editorial office of the 'Agos' weekly, where the Armenian journalist was killed in 2007, at the call of the 'Friends of Hrant' initiative.