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15-Month Suspended Prison Sentence for 2 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
25/09/2018

11 academics have had their hearings at five separate courts. Two academics from Boğaziçi University have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. Their sentences have 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 yesterday (September 25).

‘Academic for Peace’ Hanifi Barış Released

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/09/2018

Hanifi Barış, an attorney and academic from the Academics for Peace, who was arrested due to his social media posts on July 4, has been released on probation.

Hanifi Barış, an attorney and academic who signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace and was arrested on July 4, 2018 due to his social media posts, had his first hearing today (September 18).

4 Academics Sentenced to 1 Year, 3 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/09/2018

In the Istanbul 28th Heavy Penal Court, Dr. Lecturer Bülent Küçük, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu, Prof. Dr. N.N. and Dr. Gaye Yılmaz from Boğaziçi University have had their third hearings.

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 (September 18).

First Hearings of 3 Academics Held in 25th Heavy Penal Court

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/09/2018

First hearings of three academics have been held in 25th Heavy Penal Court. Presiding Judge Yılmaz has said, “We don’t read indictments to understand but out of procedure”.

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 after the new court year began.

2 Academics Have Their First Hearings

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
05/09/2018

Research associates Çınar and Arıkan from Boğaziçi University have had their first hearing in 37th Heavy Penal Court. Their demands for immediate acquittal have been rejected. The hearings will resume on February 12.

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 after the new court year began.

To The International Academic Community

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
29/08/2018

We, the signatory academics to the Peace Declaration that went public in January 2016, have been subjected to multiple forms of intimidation, repression, defamation by governmental authorities as well as by pro-AKP groups in Turkey for more than two years. Despite all the pressures we have stood for our claim to peace in our country. Despite all the intimidation we opted to stand in solidarity against the breach of our academic rights and liberties.

Update: Court accepts indictment against Hanifi Barış

Yazar / Referans: 
Front Line Defenders
Tarih: 
30/07/2018

On 23 July 2018, İstanbul’s 29th High Criminal Court accepted the indictment against detained lawyer and academic Hanifi Barış and ordered his continued detention. He was arrested for posts he made on social media on 4 July 2018 and is charged with creating “terrorist propaganda”. He has been kept in solitary confinement for approximately 10 days. His first hearing is scheduled for 18 September 2018.

Prof. Dr. Hamzaoğlu, Women’s Assembly Spokesperson Çelebi Released

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/07/2018

Court has ruled release of Prof. Dr. Hamzaoğlu and Socialist Women’s Assembly Spokesperson Çelebi.

Verdict has been announced in the first hearing of trial of 11 politicians including Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK) Co-Spokesperson and Academics for Peace member Prof. Dr. Onur Hamzaoğlu and Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) Deputy Chair and Socialist Women’s Assembly (SKM) Spokesperson Fadime Çelebi.

Peace Academics Denounce Acquittal of Sedat Peker

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
18/07/2018

Academics for Peace members have denounced acquittal of Sedat Peker, who was tried for having threatened the peace academics by saying “‘We will shed your blood and swim in it!”

Academics for Peace members have issued a written statement in protest of acquittal of Sedat Peker, who was tried for having threatened the peace academics by saying “‘We will shed your blood and swim in it!”.

Urgent Appeal: Lawyer and academic Hanifi Barış arrested for social media posts

Yazar / Referans: 
Front Line Defenders
Tarih: 
17/07/2018

On 4 July 2018, lawyer and academic Hanifi Barış was arrested for posts he made on social media. During his interrogation, he was accused of creating “terrorist propaganda” by sharing news articles, despite the fact that he had not added any of his own commentary. His lawyer appealed the decision and requested his release, however his appeal was denied, first by the 10th Criminal Judgeship of Peace on 10 July and then by the 11th Criminal Judgeship of Peace on 12 July.

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