Turks Hang Kemal Bey For Armenian Massacres -nyt19190414

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Turks Hang Kemal Bey For Armenian Massacres

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1919

CONSTANTINOPLE, April 12. -- Kemal Bey, Governor of Diarbekir, has been publicly hanged in Bayazid Square in Stamboul, in the presence of the Military Governor of Constantinople and other high officials. Kemal Bey was sentenced to death as one of those responsible for the Armenian deportations and massacres in the Yozghad district.

The former commander of the gendarmerie in Yozghad was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment in the fortress.

These sentences were confirmed by an imperial irade.

The trial of those responsible for the Armenian massacres by the Turks began early in Fe3bruary at Constantinople. The prosecutor declared that it was necessary to punish the authors of the massacres, which had filled the whole world with a feeling of horror.

Kemal Bey was former Turkish Minister of Food.

A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922

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