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Şebnem Korur Fincancı news

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… 

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… 

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… 

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