On August 23, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion on the imprisonment of Princeton University PhD student Xiyue Wang, who has been held in Evin prison for over two years.
The Iranian holiday Nowruz (نوروز or “new day”) is an ancient holiday that takes place on the first day of spring to celebrate the new year. Each Nowruz, Scholars at Risk partners with Amnesty International for their #NowruzAction Campaign, an
Join Scholars at Risk in taking action on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a peaceful scholar sentenced to death in Iran. A scholar of disaster medicine, Dr. Djalali is facing execution in Iran in apparent retaliation for refusing to spy
According to family sources, an Iranian court has confirmed the death sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a scholar of disaster medicine who was convicted and sentenced on October 21, in apparent retaliation for his peaceful exercise of the right to
Each Nowruz, Scholars at Risk partners with Amnesty International for their #NowruzAction Campaign, an effort to remember prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran.
Thai student-activist Jatupat (Pai) Boonpattararaksa is currently in pre-trial detention for sharing an article on Facebook. Join us in lifting Pai's spirits by writing him a postcard
Today marks the one-year anniversary since the arrest of Domingos Da Cruz, an Angolan scholar of law and human rights and a journalist. Professor Da Cruz was arrested on June 21, 2015, one day after he was reportedly scheduled to
On Monday, June 6, 2016, Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a professor of social anthropology and expert on sexuality and gender in Islam at Concordia University, was arrested by Iranian authorities, reportedly on grounds of "co-operating with a foreign state against the
Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned over recent reports that scholar of economics Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, who has been detained incommunicado since August 2015, is experiencing ill treatment in prison and is not being assured due process by the
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned about recent reports of imprisoned doctoral student of physics Omid Kokabee’s deteriorating health, specifically his distressing diagnosis of kidney cancer, and his reported lack of access to needed, regular medical care. SAR understands that