Support for Osman Kavala by Academics From Around World

Academics from the universities of Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Columbia have drawn attention to the situation of rights advocate and businessperson Osman Kavala, who has been behind bars for 10 months.

Academics had their photographs taken while they were holding placards which read, "10 months in detention! With no trial or even an indictment!!! Is this justice??? We stand with Osman Kavala."

Economist Dani Rodrik and Ottoman historian Cemal Kafadar from Harvard University

Political scientists Seyla Benhabip and Ayşen Candaş from Yale University

Economist Daron Acemoğlu from the MIT

Ezgi Başaran and thinker Kalypso Nicolaidis from Oxford University

Historian Elazar Balkan from Columbia University

Timothy Garton Ash from Stanford University

 Political scientist Jean-François Bayart from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva