The trial of 69 individuals detained and allegedly subjected to torture for participating in the Pride March held on May 20, 2022, on the campus of Boğaziçi University is nearing its conclusion.

During today's fourth hearing, the prosecutor presented their indictment, requesting punishment for the 69 individuals for "participating in an unlawful march and refusing to disperse despite warnings," and for two students for "resisting authorities." The trial, held at the 31st Heavy Penal Court of İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan, was observed by representatives from the US Consulate, the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), the İstanbul Bar Association Human Rights Center, and the Civil Society Studies Association.

According to a report by ÜniKuir, following the prosecutor's request for punishment, defense attorneys requested time to prepare their defense. It was decided that two students who are currently outside Turkey will be allowed to provide their defense from abroad.

The trial was adjourned to October 4, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.