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Support for Academics for Peace by Over 1,800 Academics from Around the World

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
29/03/2019

More than 1,800 academics from around the world, including Noam Chomsky and Judith Butler, have signed an open letter in support of Prof. Füsun Üstel and all other Academics for Peace, facing imprisonment for having signed the peace declaration.

Over 1,800 academics from around the world have made a call for Academics for Peace, who have been dismissed from universities and have been facing imprisonment for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime."

Academic Sentenced to 1 Year, 10 Months, 15 Days in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
28/03/2019

While one academic has been given a deferred prison sentence of 1 year, 10 months, 15 days, the court has also ruled that the speech of Bese Hozat, whose name is mentioned in the indictment, shall be added to the case file upon the request of the lawyer.

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 (March 28).

Two Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, One Academic to 2 Years, 6 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
27/03/2019

While the 27th Heavy Penal Court has sentenced Feyza Akınerdem and Neş’e Bilgin to 15 months in prison, it has given a prison sentence of 2 years, 6 months to Ali Kerem Saysel, who concluded his remarks by saying “Demand for peace cannot be tried.”

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 (March 27).

Academics for Peace: A Brief History

Yazar / Referans: 
HRTF Academy
Tarih: 
27/03/2019

"This report is part of a broader research project currently in progress.* Conducted by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), the research is meant to explore the recent crackdown on Turkish universities and the destruction of the academic environment. The present report focuses on a special episode of that story, namely, the case of Academics for Peace."

Academic Sentenced to 2 Years, 1 Month in Prison; Sentence Not Deferred

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
26/03/2019

Academic Gevher Gökçe has been sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison on charge of “aiding a terrorist organization as a non-member.” The prison sentence of the academic has not been deferred.

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 (March 26).

Four Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, One Academic to 2 Years, 6 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
25/03/2019

Four academics have been sentenced to 15 months in prison; the announcement of the verdict has been suspended. Another academic has been sentenced to 2 years, 6 months in prison; the prison sentence of the academic has not been deferred.

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 (March 25).

Two Academics Sentenced to 15 Months, One Academic to 18 Months, One Academic to 2,5 Years in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
20/03/2019

While Tuna Kuyucu and İlker Birbil have been given deferred prison sentences of 15 months by the 27th Heavy Penal Court, Taylan Tarhan has been sentenced to 18 months and Nevin Zeynep Yelçe has been sentenced to 2 years, 6 months by the same court.

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 (March 20).

Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for 2 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
19/03/2019

PhD student Nevim Borçin from Boğaziçi University and Dr. Lecturer Canay Şahin from Yıldız Technical University have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. The pronouncement of both verdicts 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 today (March 19).

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