Ogün Samast, the murderer of journalist Hrant Dink, the Editor-in-Chief of Agos Newspaper, was conditionally released from Bolu F Type High Security Closed Prison, where he was brought in February, on the grounds that he met the conditions for conditional release, taking into account his good behavior.
At The Age Of 17, He Killed Hrant Dink
Hrant Dink, Editor-in-Chief of Agos Newspaper, was gunned down on January 19, 2007 by 17-year-old hitman Ogün Samast. A lawsuit was filed against 18 defendants, 12 of whom were arrested, including Samast, who was captured in Samsun where he fled after the murder, and the instigators of the murder, Erhan Tuncel and Yasin Hayal, on April 20, 2007 at the then specially authorized Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court.
In the case where the number of defendants increased to 20 with the merged files, 3 arrestees remained after the release decisions. On October 25, 2010, the case against Samast, who was under the age of 18, was separated and sent to Istanbul 2nd Juvenile High Criminal Court. This court sentenced Ogün Samast to 22 years and 10 months in prison on July 25, 2011. The verdict was approved by the 1st Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation.
Ogün Samast Conditionally Released Due To “Good Behavior”
Samast, the perpetrator of the murder, was brought to Bolu F Type High Security Closed Prison in February 2023. Ogün Samast, who served his sentence here for about 10 months, was conditionally released from Bolu F Type High Security Closed Prison, where he arrived in February, based on his good behavior.