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Second hearings of trial of seven academics from İstanbul University and Galatasaray University are held at 32nd Heavy Penal Court.

In Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism | Judith Butler and Başak Ertür

A petition asking Turkey to end violence against Kurds has been distorted by the president’s regime – and its signatories vilified. We must rally behind them

Last week the trials began in Istanbul of those who signed the Academics for Peace petition in January 2016. A total of 148 trials are scheduled through to May 2018, with new trials expected to be announced in the near future. Each focuses on a single individual, but the indictment is the same for all of them. If they are found guilty, each signatory faces a prison sentence of up to seven-and-a-half years.

‘My life was taken away from me’

Filiz Ariöz is one of hundreds of Turkish academics fired after signing a petition calling for a ceasefire with Kurdish militants.
Human Rights Watch – Dec 4, 9:00 PM

(Istanbul) – The decision to prosecute scores of academics for signing a January 2016 petition criticizing the Turkish government’s actions in southeastern Turkey seriously violates the right to free speech and academic freedom, Human Rights

A court has adjourned for four months the trial of 10 academics who signed a letter to the Turkish government last year calling for peace.
The Guardian – Judith Butler – Dec 11, 12:00 AM

Last week the trials began in Istanbul of those who signed the Academics for Peace petition in January 2016. A total of 148 trials are scheduled through to May 2018, with new trials expected to be announced in the near future. Each focuses on a

Turkey on Dec. 5 began the trial of a group of academics charged with terror offences for signing a petition calling for peace in the country’s southeast.
The first hearings of the 10 academics who are among the 1,128 academics standing trial for having signed the peace declaration of the Academics for Peace was held today in İstanbul Court. Acquiattal requests and the request to combine the cases were rejected. Next hearings of the 10 academics will be on April 12, 2018