Turkey: Amnesty International condemns the hostage taking and killing of Istanbul prosecutor

Index Number: EUR 44/1365/2015

Amnesty International condemns yesterday’s hostage taking and killing of prosecutor, Mehmet Selim Kiraz. The siege by the armed leftist group Revolutionary Peoples’ Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) at the prosecutor’s office at Istanbul’s Cağlayan Court House, ended at aproximately 9pm. Both hostage takers and the prosecutor were killed following a shoot out with police.

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