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Ayse teacher sentenced to 15 months for saying “children shouldn’t die” on live TV show

Ayşe Çelik, known as Teacher Ayşe, got 1 year 3 months prison sentence after she were indicted due to her saying ‘kids shouldn’t die’ at Beyaz Show two years ago.

According to local news in Turkey, there were 38 other people who reported themselves to stand together with Ayşe Çelik and fourth hearing of lawsuit occured in Bakırköy 2.Criminal Court.

Çelik, in her defense, said she stand behind her words: “While I say thank you to all scientists, politicans, intellectuals, artists and lawyer friends, who believed my innocence and embrace my words, I repeat my words that I think it’s still a current scream; Don’t stay silent. Approach with a bit of sensibility as human. See, hear and lend a hand to us. Shame; people shouldn’t die, kids shouldn’t die, mothers shouldn’t cry.”

Court sentenced Çelik to imprisonment for 1 year 3 monts. Other defendants were on trial in the case are acquitted.

What was happened?

Ayşe Çelik called a show, presented by Beyazıt Öztürk on Kanal D, and she introduced herself as a teacher, and said that she is calling from Diyarbakır: “Are you aware of what is happening in east of the country? The things that happening here are mentioned very different in media. Don’t stay silent. Approach with a bit of sensibility as human. See, hear and lend a hand to us. Shame; people shouldn’t die, kids shouldn’t die, mothers shouldn’t cry.”

After teacher’s words, Öztürk thanked her for her innocence and, “Be sure that we are doing are best to announce. But these things you said is taught a lesson to us one more time. We will try to do more. Greetings to people over there,” he said.

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