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2 More Academics Have Their First Hearings

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
03/05/2018

Academics Mahmut Çınar from Bahçeşehir University and Gizem Sayın from the Faculty of Law at Kadir Has University have had their first hearings at the 37th Heavy Penal Court.

Trials 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 (May 3).

Academics for Peace Granted 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
30/04/2018

2018 Courage to Think Defender Award has been granted to Academics for Peace due to their extraordinary efforts to form solidarity at universities and encourage academic freedom, freedom of questioning and peaceful exchange of ideas.

Scholars at Risk has given 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award to Academics for Peace.

Prison Sentence for 1 Fine Arts Associate Professor, Statements of Defence by 5 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
24/04/2018

Assoc. Prof. Merve Didem Dayı has been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison; her sentence has been suspended. Müftüoğlu, Durakbaşa, Yapıştıran, Taşkın and Akça have presented their statements of defence.

Trials 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 (April 24).

Judge: Why Didn’t You Sign Such Declarations After Terrorist Attacks?

Yazar / Referans: 
Elif Ünal, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/04/2018

Presiding Judge of İstanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court has asked the academic, “Why didn't you sign such declarations before even though several terrorist attacks were carried out?”

Trials 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 at the 36th, 34th and 14th Heavy Penal Courts today (April 19).

First Hearings of 3 Academics Held

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/04/2018

Second hearings of four academics and first hearings of three academics have been held. Academics Alper, Eksen and Çağlayan have made their statements of defense.

Hearings of academics, who have been standing trial on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” for having signed the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” prepared by Academics for Peace, continued in İstanbul 36th, 34th, and 14th Heavy Penal Courts.

Turkey’s Academics for Peace to Receive 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award

Yazar / Referans: 
Scholars at Risk
Tarih: 
16/04/2018

Scholars at Risk (SAR) has announced Turkey’s Academics for Peace (Barış İçin Akademisyenler) as recipients of the 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award, for their extraordinary efforts in building academic solidarity and in promoting the principles of academic freedom, freedom of inquiry, and the peaceful exchange of ideas. The award, which will be presented at the Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress, will be accepted on behalf of the group by Muzaffer Kaya, of Technische Universität Berlin, and Tebessüm Yılmaz, of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Academics Benlisoy, Gülsüm Acar Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison, Sentences Suspended

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/04/2018

Dr. Stefo Benlisoy from İstanbul Technical University and Dr. Lecturer Yasemin Gülsüm Acar from Özyeğin University have been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Their sentences have been suspended.

Two more 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, have been sentenced to 1 year 3 months in prison. Their sentences have been suspended.

35th Heavy Penal Court Combines Cases of Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/04/2018

35th Heavy Penal Court combined 10 cases that were heard today. The next hearing will be held on October 18.

Second hearings of 10 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, were held at 35th Heavy Penal Court in İstanbul Courthouse today (April 12).

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