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SAR Sweden calls for the release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali
The SAR Sweden section issued the below letter to Iranian and Swedish authorities, among other governments, to call for the immediate release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. Dr. Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian citizen, received his PhD from Karolinska Institute in Sweden and

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Release Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali amidst concerns of COVID-19
Iranian authorities have reportedly released roughly 85,000 individuals from prisons, in an effort to contain the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Authorities have not, however, released Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali who has long been in need of

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Iran: Free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal!
Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal are researchers at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) who have been wrongfully detained in Iran since June 2019. On February 11, 2020, Scholars at Risk joins 18 academic associations and human rights

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Call for 2020 Courage to Think Award Nominations
Scholars at Risk is seeking nominations for the 2020 Courage to Think Award, which will be presented during the Courage to Think Award Dinner at the SAR Network 2020 Global Congress in Baltimore on March 27, 2020. The Courage to

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Pakistan: Release Professor Junaid Hafeez
Professor Junaid Hafeez is a former lecturer and MPhil candidate in the English literature department at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan who has been held in pre-trial detention for over six years in Pakistan. SAR has issued the below letter

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