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 May 12, 2017, Chilean police, known as Carabineros, attempted to disperse a nonviolent student protest on the campus of the Catholic University of Temuco using teargas. An 18 year old art student, Fabiola Antiqueo, was hit in the eye with
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 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.
On February 7, 2017, state authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 330 academic personnel from 49 universities, based on allegations that they were suspected of being involved in a violent coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Authorities allege
On February 3, 2017, Lorenzo Spairani, an Italian student and journalist, was detained and ultimately ordered expelled from Chile, after conducting field research and making a documentary about the country’s child services organization. Spairani had arrived in Chile on October
On the evening of January 20, 2017, violent confrontations occurred on the campus of the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle during a speaking event featuring Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
On January 26, 2017, Michael Peña, Eduardo Pillaca and Carla de la Cruz, all Peruvian university students traveling in Chile to study the history of the country’s labor movements, were deported after authorities discovered that they were carrying Marxist and
In July 2016, students at the Catholic University of Temuco occupied the campus’s “E” building to protest President Michelle Bachelet’s Higher Education Reform Project. On January 6, 2017, the university suspended student leaders and members of the Federation of Students
Thai authorities arrested Khon Kaen University law student activist Jatupat "Pai" Boonpattararaksa, after he shared a BBC article about the new Thai king over Facebook.