On December 1, 2016, Ethiopian security forces reportedly arrested Merera Gudina, a former professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, following his return from Belgium, where he had spoken to EU
On November 22, 2016, Turkish authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 242 academic personnel and 942 higher education administrative personnel, on suspicion of connection to a violent coup attempt on July 15.
On October 20, 2016, police officers reportedly shot rubber bullets at students engaged in a protest at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University). At least four students were reportedly shot, one of them as many as ten times, at close
On October 29, 2016, Turkish authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 1,267 academic personnel, and the expulsion of 68 students studying abroad, on suspicion that they were connected to a violent coup attempt on July 15. Authorities have
On October 4, 2016, rebel troops in Syria reportedly launched rocket attacks targeting buildings on the campus of the University of Aleppo. The university is located in an area currently controlled by the Syrian regime.
On October 24, 2016, a group of armed militants stormed and attacked Balochistan Police College (BPC), in Quetta, killing at least 61 people and injuring at least 120.
In late August 2016, the Germany University in Cairo (GUC) reportedly terminated its contract with Tarek Abol Naga, a professor of architecture, in apparent response to student projects he supervised.
On July 24 and 25, 2016, Turkish authorities reportedly detained 31 scholars from Istanbul University on suspicion of membership to Turkey’s Gülenist movement.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University launched disciplinary proceedings against Dr. Lau Siu-lai in connection to a solidarity protest she led in support of street vendors seeking to avoid eviction.
On August 6, 2016, a group of Thai police officers, soldiers and government officials reportedly arrested student activists "Pai" Chaturapat Boonyapatraksa and Wasin Prommanee for distributing leaflets critical of Thailand’s draft constitution.
On July 29, 2016, Roxana Pey, a professor of Biology who had been appointed rector of the University of Aysen in southern Chile, was terminated from that four-year appointment, reportedly in retaliation for her public commentary on the Chilean government’s
On July 23, 2016, a decree went into effect ordering the closure of 15 Turkish universities, in connection with a state of emergency declared by the government following the failed coup attempt on July 15.
On July 20, 2016, Turkish authorities reportedly imposed a wide-ranging ban on all work-related, international travel by scholars, and demanding that all university personnel currently outside the country return to Turkey immediately.
On July 5, 2016, police and Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) officers reportedly detained five student activists in apparent retaliation for nonviolent expressive activity.
On June 24, 2016, police officers reportedly arrested seven student activists for holding a demonstration and distributing a newspaper.