On December 7, 2017, Patrice Nganang, a scholar of comparative literature at Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook), was reportedly denied exit from Cameroon and arrested by state authorities, in apparent retaliation for an article he wrote criticizing the Cameroonian
On November 16, 2017, police officers and student protesters clashed on the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia, reportedly leading to student injuries and the disruption of normal academic activities.
On September 5, 2017, Turkish authorities reportedly detained Hakan Özhan, a professor of medicine at Duzce University, based on alleged connections with Fethullah Gülen, who authorities claim was responsible for a violent coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
On September 1, 2017, a student journalist was assaulted while reporting on a demonstration at the University of Texas, Austin (UT-Austin).
On September 11, 2017, Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, a prominent political scientist and Dalit rights activist reported receiving violent threats, in apparent retaliation for a book he had recently published.
On July 12, 2017, authorities reportedly detained and later arrested Valarmathi, a graduate student at Periyar University, in Salem, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in apparent retaliation for distributing pamphlets encouraging students to oppose government energy projects. At
On August 8, 2016, Iranian authorities detained Xiyue Wang, a graduate student of history at Princeton University, in connection with research he was conducting in Iran for his doctoral dissertation.
On July 14, 2017, Turkish authorities issued an emergency decree which ordered the dismissal of 302 academic personnel and 54 administrative staff, and the expulsion of 9 students, based on allegations that they were involved in a violent coup attempt
On July 6, 2017, two unidentified individuals attempted to bomb a dormitory at the University of Maiduguri, in Nigeria. This was the sixth reported attack on the university since January 2017. Sources indicate that the attackers arrived at the perimeter
On July 6, 2017, Turkish authorities reportedly issued detention warrants for 24 personnel from Konya Selçuk University and Necmettin Erbakan University personnel, as part of an investigation of individuals alleged to have connections to a movement led by Fethullah Gülen,
On March 22, 2017, Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University’s faculty council voted to expel Alena Kisel, a student of pedagogy and child psychology, apparently in retaliation for her participation in a peaceful protest.
On April 7, 2017, Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Makerere University in Uganda and prominent human rights activist, was arrested and charged with cyber harassment and offensive communications based on Facebook posts criticizing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
On April 10, 2017, security forces clashed with students protesting outside the University of Niamey over financial assistance and university resource complaints. One student died during the protest, while, according to reports, at least 88 were injured and another 313
On April 13, 2017, Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in the northern city of Mardan, was attacked and killed by a mob after being accused of blasphemy. Two other students who were with
On February 21, 2017, authorities reportedly detained Professor Santiago Guevara of the University of Carabobo in apparent retaliation for opinion pieces he had recently written in a Spanish newspaper.