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  Prosecutor Appeals Against Verdict of Acquittal in Özgür Gündem Case

BİANET The prosecutor has appealed against the verdict of acquittal given for Şebnem Korur-Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin, who were tried for participating in “Editors-in-Chief on Watch” campaign in solidarity with the closed Özgür Gündem. The prosecutor has appealed against the verdict of acquittal given in the final hearing of the case where Reporters... 

  METU Pride Marchers Who Were Previously Taken Into Custody Are Now Sued!

KAOS GL Students and academicians who have been detained by the police with excessive violence during the METU LGBTI+ Pride March are now sued. There is no trace of legal action regarding the police violence. 19 students and academicians who have been detained at the 9th METU -one of the oldest universities in the capital... 

  Constitutional Court Finds That Peace Academics’ Rights Were Violated

MEDYAVEHUKUK.ORG Turkish Constitutional Court has found that the right to freedom of expression of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have been convicted for “terrorist propaganda” charges has been violated and ruled for retrial in order to eliminate this right’s violation  Constitutional Court’s General Secretariat has ruled that the right to freedom of expression of... 

  Prof. Füsun Üstel Released

BİANET Attorney Baybuğa has said, “Right now, I can say that the execution [of the sentence] has been suspended. We are very happy,” on the release of Üstel, an academic for peace. Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel, a signatory of the Peace Declaration, has been released from the Eskişehir Women’s Closed Prison where she had been... 

  Gezi Trial: Arrest of Osman Kavala to Continue

BİANET The defense attorneys have given statements in the second hearing of the Gezi Trial. The court has ruled that the arrest of Osman Kavala, the only defendant behind bars, to continue. The second hearing of the case against 16 people for organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests has been held at the İstanbul 30th... 

  RSF’s Turkey Representative Acquitted of ‘Terror’ Charges

AL JAZEERA A journalist and an activist acquitted along with RSF’s Erol Onderoglu of making ‘terror propaganda’ for PKK fighters. An Istanbul court has acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners on charges of making “terror propaganda” for Kurdish fighters, according to the media freedom group. RSF representative Erol Onderoglu... 

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