26/03/2015 | Writer: Kaos GL

The 19th hearing in the case of Ahmet Yildiz, a gay man murdered by his father in Istanbul, took place today. The murderer father is still not found and the next hearing was postponed until July 7.

Ahmet Yildiz: Unending case of a murdered gay man Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+
The 19th hearing in the case of Ahmet Yildiz, a gay man murdered by his father in Istanbul, took place today. The murderer father is still not found and the next hearing was postponed until July 7.
 
In 2008, Ahmet Yildiz was killed by his father, Yahya Yildiz, because of his sexuality. In the 19th hearing of the case which took place today, the panel of judges continued to wait for the enforcement of the red notice search warrant for Yildiz’s murderer father Yahya Yildiz. The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Department are being consulted for information.
 
Attorney Rozerin Kip followed the case together with activists from SPoD LGBTI and Hevi LGBTI. Activists’ request to participate as a joint plaintiff based on the fact that the murder is a homophobic hate crime was rejected by the Court.
 
The next hearing will take place on July 7, 2015 at 10:40 at the 5th High Criminal Court of the Istanbul Anatolian Courthouse.
 
 
Translation: LGBTI News Turkey 

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