YouTube video allegedly praising journalist's killer proves popular

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September 24, 2007 17:06

 
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A homemade video clip set to a popular folk song that allegedly praises the suspected killer of an ethnic Armenian journalist has received hundreds of thousands of hits on the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube. A radio DJ says the month-old song quickly rose to become one of the most requested songs on his show after word of the YouTube clip spread. But a human rights group has asked prosecutors to take action against the folk singer and the songwriter for allegedly inciting ethnic hatred and violence. Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the video that shows Hrant Dink's dead body, followed by a heroic pose of his suspected teenage killer, who will stand trial next week. Folk singer Ismail Turut - who describes himself as a Muslim and a nationalist - denies any links to the making of the YouTube video and says he does not approve of Dink's murder.

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