ISTANBUL (Agos) — The indictment against public officials that was prepared as a part of Hrant Dink case is sent to Istanbul 14th High Penal Court. In the indictment, which is prepared by the investigating prosecutor Gökalp Kökçü, it is demanded that 26 suspects, including Engin Dinç, Ahmet Ilhan Güler, Celalettin Cerrah and Resat Altay, stand trial. Kökçü made no change on the evidences and claims about Engin Dinç, Ahmet Ilhan Güler and Resat Altay.
In 15 days, Istanbul 14th High Penal Court should accept or decline the indictment.
The indictment was returned by Public Prosecutor of Istanbul twice. It was stated that the indictment is returned because there is no sufficient evidence about Engin Dinç, Ahmet Ilhan Güler and Resat Altay. However, the investigating prosecutor Kökçü resent the indictment to Public Prosecutor on December 4.
It is demanded that former Trabzon Intelligence Branch Director Engin Dinç, former Trabzon Provincial Police Chief Resat Altay and former Istanbul Police Directorate Intelligence Branch Chief Ahmet Ilhan Güler, who were in office at the time of the assassination, stand trial for murder by omission.
If the indictment is approved, they will be tried with a request of 20 to 25 years of prison sentence and also, former Istanbul Provincial Police Chief Celalettin Cerrah and Istanbul Intelligence Branch Chief Sabri Uzun, who were in office at the time of the assassination, will stand trial for official misconduct.