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Statement on the Imprisonment and Judicial Harassment of Academics in Turkey

Yazar / Referans: 
International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs
Tarih: 
01/07/2019

The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs notes with great concern the ongoing judicial harassment of signatories of the Academics for Peace petition in Turkey. We are particularly alarmed at the imprisonment of Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel and Dr. Tuna Altınel who have been deprived of their right to liberty since May 2019, and we call for an end to all such procedures.

Three Academics Sentenced to 1 Year, 3 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
01/07/2019

Having their final hearings at the İstanbul 32nd Heavy Penal Court, three academics have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison for having signed the peace declaration. The announcement of their verdicts has been suspended.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (July 1).

Presiding Judge: Why Didn’t You Make a Call to the Terrorist Organization?

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/06/2019

Two Academics for Peace have had their hearings at two courts. Presenting her statement of defense at the İstanbul 32nd Heavy Penal Court, Hazal Halavut has been asked by the Presiding Judge, “Why didn’t you make a call to the terrorist organization?”

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse today (June 19).

Court to Await Constitutional Court Ruling on Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/06/2019

Upon the request of lawyer Eyüboğlu, the court has ruled that the Constitutional Court ruling on Academics for Peace shall be awaited till a verdict is given for three academics. One academic has also been given a deferred prison sentence of 15 months.

Trial of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul Çağlayan Courthouse yesterday (June 18).

Ghent University Position on Collaboration with Turkish Universities

Yazar / Referans: 
Ghent University
Tarih: 
13/06/2019

Starting with the publication of an ‘Academics for Peace’ petition in January 2016, and further increasing after the attempted coup in July 2016, large numbers of state employees in Turkey have suffered dismissal or other sanctions without due process. Among them are several thousands of academics. Many Turkish universities have actively collaborated in the implementation of these government measures against their employees. Under its Human Rights Policy, Ghent University considers such universities as (co-)perpetrators of serious human rights violations.

CHP MP Pays Visit to Academic Üstel and Journalist Düzkan in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
06/06/2019

MP Çakırözer has visited Üstel and Düzkan in Eskişehir Prison on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, said, "On the day of the feast, we demand freedom for all journalists, intellectuals who are in prisons."

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Utku Çakırözer has visited journalist Ayşe Düzkan and Prof. Füsun Üstel at the Eskişehir Women's Open Prison.

Defending Human Rights in Turkey: Füsun Üstel

Yazar / Referans: 
Netherlands Helsinki Committee
Tarih: 
05/06/2019

Füsun Üstel, respected academic in history, nationalism and issues of identity, is the first of the Academics for Peace to be imprisoned for signing the “We will not be party to this crime!” petition. This ruling will likely influence the pending cases of other  Academics for Peace. Despite the threat of imprisonment, Üstel stood up for her belief that condemning human rights violations or calling for peace is not a crime.

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