Monday, February 22, 2010

Escaped convict Saban B. caught

The convicted criminal Şaban Baran has been caught by the police in Antalya on the 22nd of February. Baran, who escaped last year in The Netherlands during a leave to visit his newly born child, fled to Antalya, where he was discovered to run a nightclub.
There's little chance he will be extradited, because Turkey doesn't turn out its own citizens.
In Turkey Baran is suspected of extortion. He will probably be also accused of money laundering, money earned by human trafficking.

Luckily he's caught before the summer season has started, so he won't be able to recruit new victims for his criminal activities.

Day Opening - February 22

Installation by Doris Salcedo in Istanbul
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