Trial of Christian Publisher’s Slain Workers Postponed

Plaintiff lawyers demand judges be replaced, accusing them of bias and obstructing justice.

 [04.23.08] The trial of a group of Muslims accused of murdering three employees of a Christian publishing house in Turkey has been continually delayed.

 Lawyers representing the families of the Christians slain last year recently demanded that the three-member bench of judges hearing the case be replaced, accusing them of being biased, Compass Direct News said.

 On April 18, 2007, five young Turkish Muslims entered the Malatya offices of Zirve Publishing and tortured and then slit the throats of Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel, both Turkish Christians who had converted from Islam, and German Christian Tilmann Geske. Compass, which covers persecution of Christians, ranked the savage attack among its top 10 stories of 2007. Read the whole article here



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