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Gençay Gürsoy

Gençay Gürsoy (1939) graduated from Istanbul University’s Medical Faculty, with a specialization in neurology, in 1963. He worked in the same faculty as a specialist, associate professor and professor. He led the establishment of a fully equipped neuroradiology laboratory in the same school in 1980. He also studied and conducted research on neurology abroad for… 

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… 

Constitutional Court’s Test with the Academics for Peace File Continues

MEDYAVEHUKUK.ORG The First Chamber of the Constitutional Court met to review the individual applications of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have been convicted for “making terrorist propaganda” charges today. Professor Füsun Üstel, who has been behind bars for 55 days, is among the ten academics whose applications are being reviewed. As a result of… 

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Forensic physician Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who has spent years struggling for human rights, is the Chair of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV). She is one of the founders of the foundation and the Turkish Penal Code Association. Korur Fincancı has stood trial at the Istanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court for signing the petition… 

Academic for Peace Füsun Üstel Imprisoned

Sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison for having signed the peace declaration, Academic for Peace Prof. Dr. Füsun Üstel has submitted herself to Eskişehir Women’s Closed Prison after her prison sentence has been upheld by the court of appeal. Sentenced to 1 year, 3 months in prison for signing the declaration “We… 

Sentenced Academic Üstel: ‘We are at Where Word Begins, Not Ends’

Academics have gathered for Prof. Füsun Üstel whose 15-month prison term for signing the Peace Declaration was approved by the court of appeals. Academics have gathered for Prof. Füsun Üstel, a signatory of the Peace Declaration whose 15-month prison term was approved by the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice 3rd Penal Chamber. Speaking at the… 

Solidarity with Academics for Peace: Call to Action

On 3 March 2019, the Istanbul Regional Court of Justice announced its first decision on appeal against academics for signing the “We will not be party to this crime!” (Bu Suça Ortak Olmayacağız) peace petition prepared by Academics for Peace (Barış için Akademisyenler). In this ruling, the Court upheld an imprisonment sentence of one year and three… 

Court of Appeal Upholds First Prison Sentence of an Academic for Peace

The court of appeal has upheld the 15-month prison sentence previously given to Prof. Dr. Zübeyde Füsun Üstel, an academic signatory to the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” prepared by Academics for Peace. The 3rd Panel Chamber of the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice has upheld the prison sentence… 

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