Publishing house murder case adjourned to June
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
MALATYA - The hearing of the controversial murders of three Christian employees at a publishing house in Turkey has been delayed until June, Anadolu Agency has learnt.
The hearing was supposed to take place on April 10 2014 but has been moved to June 23, 2014 after the abolishment in March of "specially authorized courts" which were able to hand out heavy penalties.
The courts had faced criticism over their handling of high-profile investigations into the Ergenekon and Sledgehammer coup conspiracies.
Zirve Publishing House was raided in Malatya, eastern Turkey, on April 18, 2007 and three Christian members of staff, including one German national, were stabbed in the throat.
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