No Justice Even On The 16th Court Hearing of the Ahmet Yıldız Case

Source: “Ahmet Yıldız Davasının 16. Duruşmasında da Adalet Yok!” (“No Justice Even On The 16th Court Hearing of the Ahmet Yıldız Case”). Kaos GL. 29 April 2014. Accessed April 29, 2014.

The case of Ahmet Yıldız, whose life was taken in a homophobic murder in 2008, has been postponed to July 8, 2014. The arrest warrant on the offender, his father, is active.

Ahmet Yıldız

Ahmet Yıldız

The 16th hearing for the case of Ahmet Yıldız, who was murdered by his father for being gay, was in the Fifth High Criminal Court in the Istanbul Anatolian Courthouse.

Waiting for Justice for 6 Years!

LGBTI activists who requested to be granted joint plaintiff status were denied by the judge on the basis that they were not negatively affected by the crime in question. The court is waiting for the execution of the Interpol notice and the arrest of the father, the defendant. The board of judges decided, unanimously, to postpone the hearings until July 8, 2014 11:30am.

All Three Defendants Acquitted in Trans Murder

Source: “Trans cinayetinde 3 sanık da beraat etti,” (“All three defendants acquitted in trans murder,”) DHA, 13 December 2013,

The three defendants who were being tried, without arrest, for the murder of trans individual Ece Pulat were acquitted due to a lack of evidence. Ece Pulat was found in İzmir’s Aliağa district having been decapitated and left on vacant land in March 2011.