İştar Gözaydın, a leading law professor, was arrested along with 7 other academics and staff from the now-closed Gediz University as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, on Tuesday.
Gözaydın and her 13 were detained last week on Tuesday. Held under detention for the past seven days, Gözaydın was jailed with 7 others on accusation of membership to a terrorist organization while the remaining 6 were released on probation.
The 57-year-old academic served as the chairman of the university’s sociology department until she was suspended after the coup attempt. Days after suspension of many others, the university was ultimately shuttered on July 23.
A former Fulbright scholar, Gözaydın worked as a research fellow at University of London. Gözaydın is also among the founders of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, a Turkey-based human rights organization.