People hold placard reading " we all are Hrant, We all are Armenians" as they shout slogans in front of Armenian newspaper "Agos" during a commemoration ceremony for slain journalist Hrant Dink, in Istanbul, on January 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO /OZAN KOSE
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Thousands of people marched through central Istanbul Monday calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was shot dead in broad daylight eight years ago.Dink, 52, was shot dead with two bullets to the head in broad daylight outside the offices of Agos Jan. 19, 2007 in Turkey's most notorious murder of recent times.Ogun Samast, then a 17-year-old jobless high-school dropout, confessed to the murder and was sentenced to almost 23 years in jail in 2011 . A court Monday remanded in custody Ercan Demir, who was police intelligence chief of the Black Sea Trabzon region where the gunman and his suspected accomplices came from.He is accused of failing to act on intelligence that could have prevented the murder.
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