With the indictment issued by Prosecutor İsmet Bozkurt, lawsuits were filed against the Academics for Peace on charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" as per the Article No. 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law No. 3713. On April 4, 2018, the İstanbul 32nd Heavy Penal Court ruled that Üstel should be sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison. The court deferred neither the announcement of the verdict*, nor the prison sentence.
As of March 3, 2019, 10 academics, including Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, did not accept that the announcement of their verdicts be suspended. Including the files of academics sentenced to more than 2 years, the files of 27 academics in total have been taken to the court of appeal so far. Read the full article
Prison sentence for Prof. L.N.
Arrest warrant for Research Associate Yalçın
At the İstanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court, the request of academic B.U.'s attorney for a rejection of venue has been accepted. The court board has ruled that the case file of the academic shall be sent to the Ankara Heavy Penal Court on Duty. Read the full article
“We call the national and international academic community to stand against this injustice.” Read the full article
At the İstanbul 33rd Heavy Penal Court: Assoc. Prof. Selima Güzelsarı,retired Dr. Lecturer Cesim Çelik from Abant İzzet Baysal University; Research Assistants Tuğba Özcan, Burcu Binbuğa, Prof. Dr. Ali Gökmen,Assoc. Prof. Emre Özçelik, Specialist Seyhan Çamlıgüney from Middle East Technical University (METU); Assoc. Prof. Şebnem Oğuz from Başkent University; Dr. Lecturer Devrim Kılıçer, Lecturer Faruk Alpkaya, Assoc. Prof. Pınar Özdemir from Ankara University; Dr. Özge Sanem Özateş, Ş.A.from Hacettepe University had their first hearings. Read the full article