After the notorious Cihan Kırmızıgül case… A mapping project on imprisoned students…

The Unknown Student Ushahidi project aims to map students- mostly undergraduate students- who are in jail… The project is organized by Solidarity with the Jailed Students Initiative


Demonstrators occupying Beyoglu in protest at Kirmizigul sentencing, May 11, 2012. Photo courtesy of Elif Ilgaz (@elifilgaz)

Turkey: Outrage at Sentencing of Scarf Case Student

from Global Voices Online by Stratos Moraitis
On May 11 Cihan Kirmizigul, an engineering student at the prestigious Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in jail for firebombing a building – but many believe his only ?crime? was wearing a Kurdish scarf in the vicinity of the attack.


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