By: Tansu Pişkin – Hikmet Adal The Constitutional Court has ruled that the penalization of Academics for Peace on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” has violated their freedom of expression.
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An Opening Remark A couple of days ago, the Constitutional Court in Turkey took a decision of possiblyserious consequences. For the first time in three and a half years of persecution of thesignatories of the Academics for Peace petition, the Constitutional Court overturnedthe decision to convict ten signatories, who had...
Detained Peace Academic Tuna Altınel Talked to Evrensel: Bully for Me If I Was Able to Cover a Tiny Bit of Ground
Associate Professor Dr. Tuna Altınel, who is one of the academics to be prosecuted for signing the “We will not be party to this crime” declaration and has been detained, says with refence to the declaration, “I’m proud to be part of it.”
Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel, a signatory of the Peace Declaration, has been released from the Eskişehir Women’s Closed Prison where she had been behind bars since she turned herself in on May 8 to serve the prison term approved by the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 3rd Penal Chamber.
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected a request by a Turkish court to question Baki Tezcan over the Peace Petition
Tezcan was one of over 2,000 academics who signed a petition titled “We will not be party to this crime” in January 2016. The petition criticised the Turkish military’s heavy-handed approach in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish south east since the resumption of conflict with Kurdish insurgent groups in 2015.
Turkish authorities on Wednesday detained Baki Tezcan, an associate professor of history at the University of California, upon his arrival in Istanbul due to an arrest warrant issued for signing a peace petition.
Criminal prosecutions continue in Turkey against signatories of the Academics for Peace petition. Rights groups call the prosecutions a violation of their freedom of expression.
PAR NICOLAS CHEVIRON – 11 Mai 2019 Source: https://tinyurl.com/yxjw6apd Tuna Altinel, un mathématicien turc travaillant à l’université de Lyon-I, a été arrêté et placé en détention provisoire samedi en Turquie. Les autorités turques l’accusent de propagande terroriste. Il avait signé en 2016 une pétition pour la paix...
The last episode in the relentless expansion of arbitrary practices and crushing repression took place this Saturday, 11th of May, when Tuna Altinel, a signatory of the Academic for Peace petition and a mathematician and associate professor at the University of Lyon 1 was put in jail in Balıkesir, Turkey....
On February the 25th, 2019, Istanbul Regional Court of Justice has given its final verdict on the case of Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel. The decision dismisses the appeal of the verdict, which was given last year by the court of first instance, and thereby gives a definitive judgment the 15...
The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey has recently published a document that introduces the panorama and history of Academics for Peace.
The European Court of Human Rights Has Recently Reacted to the Situation Regarding Academics for Peace
On 26 September 2018, the Strasbourg Court communicated to Turkishgovernment three cases Telek v. Turkey (Application no. 66763/17), Şarv. Turkey (Application no. 66767/17) and Kivilcim v. Turkey(Application no. 15891/18). These three cases concern the cancellationof passports of three Academics for Peace dismissed from academicinstitutions and banned from public service under...
The court of appeal has upheld the 15-month prison sentence previously given to Prof. Dr. Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, an academic signatory to the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” prepared by Academics for Peace.