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HDP MP Submits Law Proposal for Reinstatement of Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
16/09/2019

HDP MP Toğrul has submitted a law proposal to the parliament for the Academics for Peace who were expelled by Statutory Decrees to return to their posts.

Peoples' Democratic Party MP Dr. Mahmut Toğrul has submitted a law proposal to the Speaker's Office at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) for the return of the signatories of the Peace Declaration to their posts.

Prosecutor Requests Prison Sentence for Academic Despite Constitutional Court Decision

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/09/2019

While the prosecutor requested academic Akyüz be sentenced to prison, the court has acquitted her. A total of 106 academics have been acquitted so far.

The trials of the Academics for Peace continued today (September 12).

The hearing of Dr. Lecturer Latife Akyüz from Düzce University has been held at İstanbul Courthouse. Akyüz attended the hearing via Audio and Video Information System (SEGBİS).

CHP Submits Bill of Law for Reinstatement of Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
11/09/2019

Republican People's Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair Özgür Özel has announced that they have submitted a bill of law to the Speaker's Office, requesting that 406 academics signatory to the peace declaration be reinstated and the unjust treatment they suffered be compensated.

Holding a statement for the press to share the bill of law with the public, Özel has indicated that they submitted the bill after the Constitutional Court ruled that the rights of Academics for Peace have been violated.

38 Academics Acquitted So Far

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
11/09/2019

Academics Serdar Değirmencioğlu and Özlem Savaş have been acquitted by the 30th Heavy Penal Court in line with the Constitutional Court decision. The 25th Heavy Penal Court acquitted 12 academics without a public hearing.

Hearing of the academics who have been on trial for having signed the declaration entitled, "We will not be a party to this crime" continued today (September 11).

Psychology Organizations from Around the World Call for Acquittal of Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
10/09/2019

Five organizations called for the acquittal of the academics after Constitutional Court ruling.

Five psychology organizations have called on the authorities in Turkey to drop charges against the Academics for Peace, including Prof. Serdar Değirmencioğlu, the former president of the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA).

Twenty-two academics have been released so far after the Constitutional Court ruled in July that prison sentences violate the freedom of expression.

Acquittal for Three Academics for Peace in Diyarbakır, Five Academics in İstanbul

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
09/09/2019

Diyarbakır 11th Heavy Penal Court has ruled for the acquittal of three academics and İstanbul 28th Heavy Penal Court has ruled for the acquittal of five Academics for Peace signatory to the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”.

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 Diyarbakır and İstanbul today (September 9).

First Verdict of Acquittal for Academics for Peace After Constitutional Court Ruling

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
06/09/2019

Academic Özlem Şendeniz has been acquitted after the Constitutional court ruled in July that the sentences violate the academics' freedom of expression.

A court ruled for a verdict of acquittal for the first time in the trial of the Academics for Peace 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." 

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