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Reminder: The Story of Öykü Arin

Yazar / Referans: 
BAK
Tarih: 
19/06/2019

Öykü Arin Yazıcı is only 3.5 years old. In 2018, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) at the İzmir Dokuz Eylül University Hospital. JMML is a rare type of leukemia. The incidence rate of the disorder is 1-9 in one million, according to the Paris based Orphanet database.

Court to Await Constitutional Court Ruling on Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/06/2019

Upon the request of lawyer Eyüboğlu, the court has ruled that the Constitutional Court ruling on Academics for Peace shall be awaited till a verdict is given for three academics. One academic has also been given a deferred prison sentence of 15 months.

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 (June 18).

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay from IAWM

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International Association of Women's Museums
Tarih: 
01/06/2019

Ayse Gül Altinay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, was one of the cooperation partners of Women’s Museum Istanbul to organise the the first Asian and European conference of women’s museums “Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memory Sites, Practices of Remembrance” in Istanbul in October 2018.

Üstel’s Request for Stay of Execution Rejected, Judge Expresses Dissenting Opinion

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
31/05/2019

Imprisoned academic Füsun Üstel’s request for stay of execution has been rejected. While the upper court has also rejected the objection of her lawyers against this ruling, one of the judges has expressed a dissenting opinion, referring to freedom of expression.

In Solidarity with Prof. Ayşe Gül Altınay

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Academia for Equality
Tarih: 
30/05/2019

Following the ongoing prosecution of academics in Turkey, whose only crime is to wish for a future without violence, we sent a letter to the Turkish Ambassador in Israel, The Turkish Ministries of Justice and Education and to other institutions demanding an end to the judicial harassment against the members of Barış İçin Akademisyenler / Academics for Peace (full letter in comments).

Deferred Prison Sentence of 15 Months for 2 Academics

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
30/05/2019

Academics for Peace Filiz Arıöz and Tezcan Durna have been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The pronouncement of both 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 today (May 30).

Uppsala Forum-Connected Researcher Sentenced to Prison in Turkey

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Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice stands in solidarity with Professor Ayşe Gül Altinay

On May 21, Ayşe Gül Altınay, Sabanci University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 25 months in prison for ”willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organisation as a non-member.” This is because she signed the statement “We will not be a party to this crime” in support of colleagues, democracy and academic freedom.

She was an invited speaker at an Uppsala Forum event this February.

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay

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Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Anthropologists in Taiwan are deeply concerned with the recent prosecution and sentencing of our Turkish colleague Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, a professor at Sabancı University.Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay, one of the scholars who signed a petition three years ago that called for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish conflict, was recently sentenced to 25 months in prison by the Istanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court. Dr. Altınay is a world-renowned anthropologist who has a Ph. D. from Duke University and expertise in the fields of militarism, feminism, and non-violent activism.

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