The first hearing on the trial of Teacher Ayşe who was charged with "terrorist organization propaganda" for drawing attention to deaths and destruction in the Kurdish towns of Southeast when she phoned in a live show, and of the civil disobedients who denounced themselves in solidarity with her, was on September 23. Teacher Ayşe stood by her words and asserted that to wish for "children not to die and mothers not to cry" can not be a crime. Civil disobedients recounted their testimonies to what happened in Southeast and emphasized that Teacher Ayşe's words were factual, repeating that the demand for peace can not be a crime. The trial was postponed to November 30.
There was international support for the trial as well. Human rights advocates from different countries showed solidarity by organizing protests in their cities. During the OSCE conference in Warsaw, Brigitte Dufour (International Partnership for Human Rights, Belgium), Ales Bialiatski (former political prisoner and human rights activist, Belarus), Yugeniy Zhovtis ( former political prisoner and human rights activist, Kazakistan), Emin Huseynov (media rights advocate, IRFS , Azerbaijan), Mutabar Tadjibayeva (journalist and human rights activist, Uzbekistan) ve Rasul Jafarov (former political prisoner and human rights activist, Azerbaijan) held banners that said "If Ayşe is a criminal, I am too" in solidarity with the teacher.
English PEN, Index on Censorship, Amnesty International and BBC Turkish reporters carried out a protest in front of Turkish Embassy in London and said "We stand by Ayşe".
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance in Australia showed their reaction by writing a letter to the Ambassador.