On August 1, 2018, Chinese authorities reportedly raided the home of Wenguang Sun, a prominent scholar and retired professor of economics at Shandong University, and detained him during a live telephone interview with Voice of America.
On July 17, 2018 a Turkish court convicted and issued deferred prison sentences to three academic personnel on charges of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization,” in apparent retaliation for their endorsement of a petition criticizing state and military actions in
On July 6, 2018, hundreds of Indonesian military, police, and public order personnel conducted a raid of a university student dormitory in Surabaya, apparently to prevent the screening of a documentary film.
On July 14, 2018, Israeli forces reportedly raided Hind al-Husaini College, canceling a two-day academic conference titled “The Fourth Academic Conference on the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem,” which was to begin that morning.
Starting on July 7, 2018, authorities began detaining and issuing detention warrants for Middle East Technical University (METU) students, in apparent retaliation for their peaceful protest activities at a university graduation ceremony on July 6.
Three students from the University of Tehran (UT) have reportedly been sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to six years, in connection with their participation in widespread protests that started in December 2017. Starting in late December, a growing
On July 13, 2018, government-backed paramilitary forces attacked student protesters seeking refuge in a church near the campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua. Two students were killed in the attack, while dozens more were reportedly injured.
An Iranian court has convicted and sentenced Rouhullah Mardani, a former student and a teacher at the University of Tehran, in relation to his nonviolent participation in protests.
On July 4, 2018, Turkish authorities arrested legal scholar Hanifi Baris in apparent retaliation for social media posts that were critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In June 2018, Mr. Barış posted to his social media accounts a number of
Saudi authorities have detained Hatoon Al-Fassi, an Associate Professor of women’s history at King Saud University, in apparent retaliation for her women’s rights activism.
On July 8, 2018, Turkish authorities issued an emergency decree ordering the dismissal of 251 university personnel and the expulsion of one student, based on allegations that they were involved in a violent coup attempt in July 2016.
On or about April 28, 2017, Chinese authorities reportedly arrested Zi Su, a retired professor of political science from the Yunnan Provincial Chinese Communist Party School, in connection with an open letter he had published online.
On May 18, 2018, violent clashes broke out between opposing student groups at Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, resulting in one student killed and several students injured.
On June 21, 2018, a Turkish court reportedly convicted and issued a suspended prison sentence to former Marmara University research assistant Emre Tansu Keten, on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.”
On June 23, 2018, state security forces attacked students protesting at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, resulting in the deaths of two students and over a dozen students injured.