Ankara - Constitutional Court’s First Chamber met to review the individual applications of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have been convicted for “making terrorist propaganda” charges today. Professor Füsun Üstel, who has been behind bars for 21 days, is among the applicants whose applications were reviewed. The chamber could not reach a decision today and postponed the meeting to a later date on the basis that the Ministry has not submitted their opinion yet.
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The court handed down a 1 year and 3 months prison sentence during the final hearing of the trial where Academics for Peace signatory Özlem Beyarslan has been tried on “terrorist propaganda” charges, the announcement of the verdict is postponed
Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul – Four academics who signed a petition declaring "We will not be a party to this crime", in reference to ongoing political turmoil in Turkey, had their eighth hearing at İstanbul 13. High Criminal Court today on charges of distributing terrorist propaganda.
Özlem Beyarslan, an associate professor at Boğaziçi University, faces charges of distributing terrorist propaganda for participating in a ‘Peace Petition’ launched by the Academics for Peace Initiative.
The first hearing of Boğaziçi University research associate Şenay Çınar was held today at İstanbul 37. High Criminal Court. Çınar faces terrorist propaganda charges arising from her participation in a petition by ‘Academics for Peace’ stating ‘We will not be a party to this crime’, protesting the Turkish military’s activity in predominantly Kurdish regions.