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Şebnem Korur Fincancı news

Solidarity with Özgür Gündem Case

“The Editors-in-Chief on Watch” solidarity campaign for Özgür Gündem Daily newspaper – shut down by a statutory decree – was launched on May 3, 2016 and ended on August 7, 2016. Investigations were launched against 49 out of the 56 Editors-in-Chief on Watch, 11 of which resulted in non-persecution. 38 files turned into lawsuits. Seven editors-in-chief… 

Academics for Peace

On January 10, 2016, 1128 academics from 89 universities held a press conference announcing that they signed “We will not be party to this crime!” petition. The statement called to end the violence exerted on people during the curfew declared in Kurdish provinces following the fighting that broke out and to start a conflict resolution… 

Threat to Dismantle Turkish Medical Association Strongly Criticised

WMA The Turkish Government’s recent announcement that it intends to dismantle the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) ‘to protect patients and the profession from terrorists’ has been strongly criticised by the World Medical Association. At its annual Assembly, being held online this week, the WMA said that describing thousands of physician members of the TMA as… 

Solidarity with Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı and the Turkish Medical Association

On October 14, 2020, President Erdoğan attacked  the Turkish Medical Association (Türk Tabipler Birliği – TTB) and its news Chair, Prof. Şebnem Korur-Finacancı, referring to her as “someone from a terrorist organisation.” The Netherlands Helsinki Committee condemns this attack on forensic phyiscian and prominent human rights defender Prof. Şebnem Korur-Finacancı, and on the Association she has… 

Turkish Medical Association Chair responds to Erdoğan’s ‘terrorism’ accusation

BIANET Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Chair Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı has said that President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks against her “are not on their agenda.” Erdoğan yesterday (October 14) called Korur-Fincancı a “terrorist” without mentioning her name and said that the government would make a new law regarding professional organizations. When… 

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Gençay Gürsoy acquitted

BIANET The two academics who signed the peace declaration have been acquitted of charges after a retrial following the Constitutional Court’s “violation of rights” decision. After the Constitutional Court’s decision for the retrial of the Academics for Peace, the hearing of Prof. Şebnem Korur-Fincancı and Prof. Gençay Gürsoy was held at İstanbul Courthouse 37th Heavy Penal Court…. 

Prof. Dr. Fincanci on trial for insulting President Erdogan: I Revealed Torture

SESSİZ KALMA Prof. Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci, who was charged with insulting the President, due to a social media post she shared during Gezi Protests, said in her defense that “As someone who witnessed what happened there, I had to define the events as massacres “. Prof. Dr. Fincanci (Chairman of Human Rights Foundation of… 

Turkish Court Denies Retrial for Peace Academic Despite Top Court Ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH A local court has failed to comply with a Constitutional Court ruling regarding Academics for Peace. The local court denied retrial for one of the academics, despite the top court’s ruling for “rights violations.” A court has denied retrial for an academic, who was accused of terror propaganda after signing a peace petition,… 

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… 

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