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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

Yazar / Referans: 
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

Yazar / Referans: 
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.

CEU Expresses Solidarity with Ayşe Gül Altınay

Yazar / Referans: 
Central European University
Tarih: 
29/05/2019

Central European University expresses solidarity with the highly regarded academic Ayse Gül Altinay, sentenced by the Turkish authorities to 25 months in prison for signing a peace petition. Such actions are always unacceptable, but especially so in a country that claims to respect freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Statement by Dr. Ayse Gül Altinay, May 21, 2019 (read out in court)

Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay, Turkish Academic for Peace Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison

Yazar / Referans: 
Mnemonics - Network for Memory Studies
Tarih: 
28/05/2019

Ayşe Gül Altınay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, is set to give a keynote at the summer school organized by the Mnemonics network in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in September 2019.

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