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“Peace Academics” on trial

The lawsuits against two academics, facing prosecutions due to signing the petition, “We will not partake in this crime” of the Academics for Peace, were concluded. Istanbul 25th Assize...
8 Şubat 2019

The lawsuits against two academics, facing prosecutions due to signing the petition, “We will not partake in this crime” of the Academics for Peace, were concluded. Istanbul 25th Assize Court sentenced Asst. Prof. Alpet Akyüz from Bilgi University to 2 years and six months of imprisonment due to “aiding and abetting an illegal organization without being a member”. The sentence was not postponed. In the hearing at Istanbul 37th Assize Court, on the other hand, Prof. Dr. Huri Özdoğan from Istanbul University was sentenced to 1 year and three months of imprisonment due to “making illegal organization propaganda.” The announcement of the sentence was deferred.

 

Thus, 96 of the 472 academics facing prosecutions were convicted so far. The academics were sentenced to a total of 130 years and 10 months of imprisonment. The sentences against 14 academics (22 years and two months of imprisonment in total) were not deferred.

 

08.02.2019

 

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