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Who murdered Tahir Elçi? Forensic Architecture launches report on murder

Research agency bound to the University of London, Forensic Architecture prepared a report on the murder of Diyarbakır Bar Association Chairman Tahir Elçi. The report described the police...
8 Şubat 2019

Research agency bound to the University of London, Forensic Architecture prepared a report on the murder of Diyarbakır Bar Association Chairman Tahir Elçi. The report described the police officers in the crime scene as ‘strong criminal suspects’.

 

The organization prepared a three-dimensional digital model of the incident after their analysis of visual, audio and documentary evidence provided to them by Diyarbakır Bar Association; as well as a detailed examination video on the incident. The report explained that the three police officers present in the crime scene had direct lines of fire against Elçi and that they have fired their weapons for many times; one police officer was identified to have fired his weapon towards Elçi through an open and unprevented line of fire.

 

The report was completed in December and was handed to the Prosecutor’s Office by Diyarbakır Bar Association as well. The Bar Association shared the data with the public after the lack of legal action taken against possible perpetrators, to summon them to testify as ‘suspects’ in the two-months period after their handing in of the report. Forensic Architecture provides locational research and evidence for many human rights investigations and prosecutions in the international area of law. Forensic Architecture Director Eval Weizman commented on the report by saying, “The murder of peace activist and human rights advocate Tahir Elçi and the government’s obvious reluctance in investigating this murder reveals the unsettling nonchalance regarding human life and human rights. We have identified the suspects in the murder of Tahir Elçi based only on the evidence already presented to the government. Now, it is up to the government to take action in the light of these findings.”

 

No progress was made in the investigation file during the period after Elçi’s murder, which is more than three years. The investigation file involves no suspect.

 

Please click for the examination video on the report;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtJXufbCGvU

 

08.02.2019

 

t24.com.tr / bianet.org