Turkish academic Büşra Ersanlı was sentenced to 1 years and 3 months in prison for signing signing a petition in 2016 criticizing the Turkish government for its violation of human rights and civilian casualties among the predominantly Kurdish population of eastern Turkey.

An Istanbul court convicted Ersanli on charges of making propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Tuesday.

The declaration, signed by over 2,000 academics  in and out of Turkey, called on the Turkish government to halt operations by security forces in southeastern Turkey, restore peace to the nation and return to the negotiating table to restart shelved talks with the Kurds to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue.

Signatories of the peace declaration, titled “We Will Not Be a Party to This [Turkish state’s] Crime,” face accusations of disseminating terrorist propaganda.