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Prison Sentences Handed Down to 28 Members of Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Front Line Defenders
Tarih: 
17/12/2018

From 26 October to 17 December 2018, the first hearings of more than 100 members of Academics for Peace were held, and prison sentences were handed down to 28 academics. They were all sentenced on charges of creating “terrorist propaganda” for having signed the peace petition drafted by Academics for Peace in January 2016.

Statement of Academic Abbas Vali

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
17/12/2018

"Violence scars more than just the social fabric of our communities, more than tissues of our flesh, it scars our human souls, it dehumanizes us."

We are sharing the statement of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali from Boğaziçi University, who has 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 and had his fourth hearing at the İstanbul 36th Heavy Penal Court.

Hearing of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali Adjourned

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
17/12/2018

Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali has presented his statement of defense in company with an interpreter. The court board has adjourned his hearing to March 27, 2019 for the provision of his identity register and criminal record.

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 (December 17).

In Turkey, Dismissed Academics Nurture Knowledge off Campus

Yazar / Referans: 
Özgün Özçer, Index on Censorship
Tarih: 
14/12/2018

Professors in Mersin and Eskişehir have responded to their dismissals by creating their own spaces for sharing knowledge: Kültürhane and Eskişehir School.

Deniz Altınay doses and tamps coffee in a way that shows he has done it many times before. Just three years ago, his daily routine used to be much different. 

Prof. Dr. Gençay Gürsoy Sentenced to 2 Years, 3 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
11/12/2018

Prof. Dr. Gençay Gürsoy, for whom the Prosecutor’s Office announced its opinion as to the accusation in the previous hearing, has been sentenced to 2 years, 3 months in prison after new documents have been added to his file between the 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 (December 11).

Prison Sentence Deferred with 2-Year Probation

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
22/11/2018

"Three academics have been sentenced to 1 year, 3 months in prison. The pronouncement of the verdict of Gülhan Türkay, who did not request deferment of the announcement of her verdict, has been suspended on the condition of a 2-year probation."

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 (November 23).

One More Academic Given Suspended Prison Sentence of 1 Year, 3 Months

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
20/11/2018

At the 28th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court, academic Ç.A. has been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison on charge of "propagandizing for an armed terrorist organization". The pronouncement of the verdict 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 (November 20).

Academic Cenk Yiğiter Released

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/11/2018

Academic Cenk Yiğiter, who was taken into custody on November 9 and was brought to the Prosecutor’s Office earlier today, has been released

Academic for Peace Dr. Cenk Yiğiter, who was discharged from the Faculty of Law at Ankara University as per a Statutory Decree and was taken into custody at his house in Ankara on November 9, was referred to the Prosecutor's Office today (November 12).

Academic Cenk Yiğiter Detained

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
09/11/2018

Academic Cenk Yiğiter, who was discharged from Ankara University, could not enroll at university due to a change in regulations, whose law internship was cancelled and who was penalized on for insulting the president due to a tweet, has been detained.

Dr. Cenk Yiğiter, who was discharged from the Faculty of Law at Ankara University as per a Statutory Decree and is also an Academic for Peace, was taken into custody at his house Ankara today (November 9).

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