Thursday, January 17, 2008

Turkish court hears confession

Christian Today > Turkish court hears confession of murdered Christians
The five men standing trial, all aged between 19 and 20, confessed to the murders.

The judge in the trial also rejected objections from legal representatives for the families of the murdered men and the Turkish Protestant churches to the use of 16 out of 31 case files presented by the public prosecutor. These files focused on the religious activities of the murdered men and published addresses for 40 other Christians associated with the victims. Lawyers for the families are also demanding an enquiry into suggested links between the defendants and extremist networks.

The trial is set to resume on 25 February 2008, when other defendants are due to testify.

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