Academic, writer. He was sentenced to 8 years 9 months of imprisonment for “membership of an armed terrorist organisation”, within the scope of the trial against the writers and executives of Zaman Daily. The court made history by resisting Constitutional Court’s decision for the release of Alpay due to violation of rights. Appeal Court, approved the imprisonment sentence much after Constitutional Court’s decision. Court of Cassation is expected to conclude the appeal examination.
Academic, rights advocate, forensic scientist. She took part in the Co-Editor-in-Chief on Duty campaign to show solidarity with the Özgür Gündem Daily, against the investigations the paper was facing and to defend the press freedom. She was kept in prison for 10 days in the scope of the investigation opened against her for the articles published during her term as Editor-in-Chief on Duty. She was acquitted of all of the accusations at the 11th hearing of the case at July 17th, 2019, at Istanbul 13th Assize Court, where she was tried along with Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin with the accusations of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”. However objections were filed against this decision of acquittal.
Şirin Kabakçı has been working as a journalist since 1990. He worked for the Cihan News Agency and the Zaman Newspaper. He was the Konya regional correspondent for the Newspaper. He remained in pretrial detention for a year and 7 months on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization”, “defamation” and “violation of confidentiality.” His trial goes on.