In this episode, we will first give context to the movement. Then we will read sections of defense speeches from the academics who have stood trial. By translating them to English, we hope to make the powerful content of their speeches that calls for peace, freedom of expression and academic freedom more accessible.
We wish we could share defense speeches of every academic, but, for practical reasons, we had to choose only a few. However, we hope to keep reflecting on the movement of Academics for Peace in the upcoming episodes.
The defense speech belongs to the following academics;