14:10, June 4, 2010
Hakan Karadag, a lawyer for the family of Hrant Dink, was found hanged in his Istanbul apartment earlier this morning in what appears to be a suicide. Hetq has been told by editors at Agos that the cause of death has been ruled as a suicide.
According to witnesses, a friend of the deceased broke down the door of the apartment after not hearing from Karadag for a few days. The body was taken to the Forensic Council of Medicine for an autopsy. During the last court session in the Hrant Dink murder case, Karadag presented evidence against Ogun Samast. The attorney reported that afterwards Samast slipped a threatening note in his pocket. Karadag then filed a complaint with the judge.
Dink Lawyer Found Hanged in Apparent Suicide