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8 January 2019:
The hearing of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Y.A. from Kemerburgaz University was held at the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court.
Announcing its verdict, the court board ruled that the academic shall be sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison on charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK).
The announcement of the verdict has been deferred.
Demand of acquittal
The Prosecutor's Office repeated its opinion as to the accusations which it gave in the previous hearing, demanding the defendant to be sentenced according to the Article 7 of the TMK. Y.A. and his attorney demanded acquittal in their defense as to the accusations.
The court board ruled that the the defendant was proven guilty of the offense of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" and sentenced Y.A. to 1 year and 3 months in prison.
Announcement of the verdict has been deferred considering defendant's behavior in the hearing and the defendant having no criminal record.