The hearing for the four Turkish Academics arrested for having signed the Peace Petition was held on Friday, April 22nd. There was considerable support from government observers from other countries and supporters who attended a rally outside of the courthouse. The scholars were temporarily released pending trial/charges altered to lesser charge. The Court is attempting to scale back the charges pending permission from the justice ministry from “spreading terrorist propaganda” to a lesser charge. The trial is, at this time, scheduled for September.
- Four Turkish academics charged with terror propaganda released (hurriyetdailynews.com)