Scholars at Risk issues call for letters on behalf of detained Professor Büşra Ersanlı of Turkey

Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned about reports that Professor Bü?ra Ersanl?, a professor of political science at Marmara University in Istanbul, has been arrested. SAR asks for letters, faxes and emails urging the appropriate authorities to intervene in Professor Ersanl?’s case and to ensure that it proceeds in a manner consistent with Turkey’s obligations under domestic and international law, in particular internationally recognized standards of due process, fair trial, free expression and freedom of association; to ensure her well being in custody, including access to counsel and family; and to ensure reasonable opportunity for release on bail or bond pending the resolution of the proceedings, as SAR understands Professor Ersanl? has not been accused of violence and poses no threat of violence warranting pre-trial detention.