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18 Peace Academics Discharged by Decree No. 701

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
08/07/2018

One of the Academics for Peace members is from Batman University, one from Mersin University, four from Abant İzzet Baysal University and 12 from İzmir Dokuz Eylül University.

18 of the 199 academics who were dismissed from their job by Statutory Decree no. 701 on Taking Some Precautions as Part of State of Emergency published on the Official Gazette yesterday (July 8) are Academics for Peace members.

The number of discharged academics has become 6 thousand and 81

Hearings Start with 10-Hour Delay; Requests Rejected

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
05/07/2018

Seven academics have had their second hearings at two courts. The hearings that were supposed to start at 10.45 a.m. were held with a delay of 10 hours and 22 minutes at 9.07 p.m. The requests have been rejected and hearings adjourned.

Trials 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 (July 5).

7 Academics Have Their Second Hearings

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
26/06/2018

Seven academics have had their second hearings at the 34th and 35th Heavy Penal Courts. The prosecutor has stated his opinion as to the accusations and demanded that five academics be penalized as per the Article no. 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law.

Trials 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 (June 26).

Ongoing Hearings of Members of Academics for Peace

Yazar / Referans: 
Front Line Defenders
Tarih: 
23/06/2018

On 22 May 2018, the first hearing of three academics was held in Istanbul 29th High Criminal Court and the first hearing of two others was held in Istanbul 27th High Criminal Court. All five are among the academics facing trial on charges of disseminating ‘terrorist propaganda’ for having signed a peace petition drafted by Academics for Peace.

Deferred Prison Sentence for Academic Emre Tansu Keten

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
21/06/2018

Research assistant Emre Tansu Keten, who was discharged from his post at Marmara University, has been sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. His prison sentence has been suspended.

Trials 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 21).

Case Files of 7 Academics Combined

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
21/06/2018

Two academics have had their first hearings, eight academics have had their second and one academic has had her third hearing at the 33rd Heavy Penal Court. The case files of seven academics have been combined. Gürer and İnal-Çekiç will give their depositions through rogatory.

1 Academic Has Her Second Hearing

Yazar / Referans: 
Beyza Kural, Bianet
Tarih: 
20/06/2018

Academic Gülengül Altıntaş has had her second hearing at the 36th Heavy Penal Court. The court board has rejected the requests that an application be filed to the Ministry of Justice, the prosecution process be stopped and the case files be combined.

Trials 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 (June 20).

2 Academics from Boğaziçi University Present Their Statements of Defence

Yazar / Referans: 
Tansu Pişkin, Bianet
Tarih: 
12/06/2018

Two academics from Boğaziçi University have had their second hearings and presented their statements of defence. The court board has rejected the request of the attorney Eyüboğlu for the extension of prosecution, allowed time for additional statements of defence and adjourned both hearings.

Two Members of Academics for Peace Sentenced to 1 Year and 3 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Front Line Defenders
Tarih: 
06/06/2018

On 5 June 2018, the hearing of two members of Academics for Peace was held in Istanbul’s 32nd High Criminal Court. One of the academics had requested the removal of a judge from the panel on the basis of bias, but their request was refused. Both were charged with disseminating “terrorist propaganda” for having signed a peace petition drafted by Academics for Peace and sentenced to one year and three months in prison. One academic’s sentence was suspended; the other did not request that their sentence be suspended.

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