Uppsala Forum-connected Researcher sentenced to prison in Turkey
Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice stands in solidarity with Professor Ayşe Gül Altinay
On May 23 Ayşe Gül Altınay, Sabanci University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 25 months in prison for ”willingly and knowingly supporting a terrorist organisation as a non-member.” This is because she signed the statement “We will not be a party to this crime” in support of colleagues, democracy and academic freedom.
She was an invited speaker at an Uppsala Forum event this February.
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