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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).

Open Letter in Support of Prof. Füsun Üstel and All Other Academics in Turkey Facing Imprisonment for Advocating Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University
Tarih: 
14/03/2019

As members of academic communities around the world, we strongly condemn the sentencing of Professor Zübeyde Füsun Üstel of Galatasaray University in İstanbul to 15 months in prison. Prof. Füsun Üstel was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (Article No. 7/2 of Turkey’s Anti-Terror Law No. 3713), because she, together with over two thousand other academics in Turkey, signed the Academics for Peace statement “We will not be a party to this crime,” which criticized military actions in the Kurdish regions of the country.[1] Prof.

18-Month Prison Sentence for One Academic, Rejection of Venue for Nine Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Hikmet Adal, Bianet
Tarih: 
13/03/2019

Academic Feryal Delfin Saygılıgil from Arel University has been sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The court has ruled that the pronouncement of the verdict shall be 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 13).

15-Month Deferred Prison Sentence for Two Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
13/03/2019

Two courts have sentenced two academics to 15 months in prison for the same charge, deferred the announcement of the verdicts.

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 13).

Deferred Prison Sentence of 15 Months for Three Academics, 18 Months for One Academic

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/03/2019

While Takanay, Bartu Candan and Korkmaz have been sentenced to 15 months in prison, Erden has been sentenced to 18 months. The sentence of Takanay has been deferred on 2-year probation. The announcement of other 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 yesterday (March 12).

Deferred Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months for One Academic

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
08/03/2019

Having the first hearing at the 30th Heavy Penal Court, Y.Ö. has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. The announcement of the verdict has been deferred. At the 33rd Heavy Penal Court, a verdict of rejection of venue has been given for 13 academics.

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 8).

Academic to Go Behind Bars for Signing Peace Petition

Yazar / Referans: 
Endangered Scholars Worldwide
Tarih: 
07/03/2019

Political scientist Füsun Üstel, a professor who retired from Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was among the first of 1,128 [2212] scholars to undergo trial for having signed the Academics for Peace Petition, a letter publicized in January 2016 that denounced the Turkish state's violation of the basic rights to life, liberty, and security of civilians in Kurdish cities. Üstel was also the first academic to refuse the legal provision the courts offer when prison sentences are less than two years.

Human Rights Association: Demand for Peace Cannot Be Punished

Yazar / Referans: 
Bianet
Tarih: 
07/03/2019

Human Rights Association has released a statement of solidarity for Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel, the first Academic for Peace whose prison sentence has been upheld: “We call the national and international academic community to stand against this injustice.”

The Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Union of Political Science Graduates of Ankara University have denounced the 15-month prison sentence of Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel recently upheld by the court of appeal.

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