A confessed Turkish killer of two Irish women asked for reporters to be banned from his trial because media reports were “depressing him”.
The request came shortly after the defendant, former waiter Recep Cetin, admitted the charges of murdering Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 53 and from Newry, Co Down, in August 2011, at the Fifth High Criminal Court in Izmir, Turkey.
Recep Cetin, appearing in court alongside his alleged accomplice father, Erup Cetin, appealed for the media to be banned because of the effect reports were having on his mental health.
He complained he was being treated like, “a Christian, an atheist or communist” in the trial.
“I am a Muslim. My father is innocent, yet he has been in prison for one and a half years. Camera records show my father was not at the scene,” he added.
Cetin claimed he was suffering from depression because of media coverage of the case and called for the court to remove reporters from the courtroom.
The man is the master of his women in Islam. According to tribal and Islamic culture, Didani has lost his honor and will have to shed her blood to regain it. His daughter has lost her friend, her education and now her life and security are threatened. This story is played out many times every day in the countries where Muslims live.A man who attacked and threatened to kill his daughter at knife point for walking to college with a black friend has avoided a prison sentence.
Hakim Didani (47) assaulted his teenage daughter and made threats against her life while holding a knife in one hand and a screwdriver in the other.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Didani held a knife to his then 17-year-old daughter’s face and threatened to bring her to a forest to kill her.
Algerian national Didani, of Mount Egan Green, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, pleaded guilty to making threats to kill and assault of his daughter on the morning of November 18th, 2010. The man has since been cut off from his family and has not been allowed return to the family home in Dublin 15.
Garda Kevin Mention told Una Tighe BL, prosecuting, that Didani became angry when he spotted his daughter walking to college at the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology with her friend. He drove up alongside the pair and started shouted abuse out the window at them. He called his daughter a whore and a cow, before shouting: “You needn’t come home tonight.”
Garda Mention said Didani gestured at his daughter’s friend and said: “He’s black,” before driving off. The teenager became upset and was comforted by her friend, who gave her a hug.
Didani then did a U-turn and pulled up alongside the two friends again. This time he brandished a screwdriver, pointed it at his daughter’s friend and said: “Come here, come here.”
The student ran away when the man tried to get out of his car while brandishing the screwdriver. Didani shouted after the student, saying he would be waiting outside college to get him, before ordering his daughter into the car. He began hitting his daughter in the face while shouting at her as he drove towards their home.
The court heard that he stopped the car in a bus lane and started hitting her with the handle of the screwdriver. “If I get you to a forest right now I’ll kill you,” he told his daughter.
When they got back to the house, the girl was ordered inside. The court heard she wanted to run away but was too afraid. Didani began beating her before she had a chance to close the door behind her, which caused her to fall to the ground. He continued to kick and hit her while she lay on the ground before emptying the contents of her handbag on the floor.
Didani then walked into the kitchen and returned with a kitchen knife in one hand, while still holding the screwdriver in the other. He put the knife to her face and said: “I’m going to kill you.”
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