Teacher Ayşe Çelik, who was sentenced to 1 year and three months of imprisonment due to saying, “Do not let children die” by participating in a TV show in 2016 via phone call to point out the curfews in Kurdish provinces, was released. The execution of Çelik’s sentence was paused for six months and will continue afterwards.
Convicted of ‘illegal organization propaganda’, Çelik has been imprisoned on April 20 together with her six-month-old baby; later had to leave her baby outside due to prison conditions. No steps were taken regarding the application made at the Constitutional Court for the stay of Çelik’s execution, whereas a petition campaign was started, led by our initiative, for both Çelik and her baby Deran to be released.
Teacher Ayşe was released from Diyarbakır Type-E Prison and went back home, meeting her baby. However, the petition will continue until the Constitutional Court decides for retrial following the application and until the conviction is reversed with Çelik’s acquittal. More than 25 thousand signatures were collected within the petition, with a target of 100 thousand signatures. To participate; https://goo.gl/AvZDw4