Monitoring Incidents

Reporting by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project of attacks on higher education communities around the world.

Grad student arrested and suspended for distributing pamphlets
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

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330 Academics ordered for dismissal in Turkey
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

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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

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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

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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

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