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

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin - Gülsüm Düz, Bianet
Tarih: 
27/12/2018

13 academics had their hearings at seven courts. Three academics have been sentenced to 1 year, 3 months in prison; the announcement of the verdicts has 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 (December 27).

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

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin - Gülsüm Düz, Bianet
Tarih: 
25/12/2018

An academic from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University has been sentenced to 1 year, 3 months in prison. The announcement of the verdict has 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 (December 25).

15 academics had their hearings at three separate courts:

'Sentence Given to Korur Fincancı is a Sentence Given to Rights Advocacy'

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin - Gülsüm Düz, Bianet
Tarih: 
24/12/2018

Releasing a joint statement regarding the prison sentence given to Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a signatory to the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime”, rights and law organizations have said, “Advocacy for human rights cannot be sentenced.”

Rights and law organizations have held a press conference at the İstanbul Medical Chamber for Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who is a signatory to the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" and was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison.

Trial of Turkish Academics Who Signed Peace Petition Leading to Jail Time and Deferred Sentences

Yazar / Referans: 
Committee of Concerned Scientists
Tarih: 
20/12/2018

The first group of Turkish Academics who received indictments have been brought before the courts recently. 700 (of 1,128) have been questioned by police, 542 have been indicted and are in some phase of the trial process. 59 have been sentenced to 15 months, 3 have been sentenced to 18 months, one to 27 months and one to 30 months. All had their sentences deferred except for those refusing to agree to the postponement of the announcement of the verdict, and those whose sentences exceeded two years.

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

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
18/12/2018

At the 28th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court, academic Gülçin Karabağ has been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”; the announcement 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 (December 18).

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).

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