New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) calls on the international community to take action to protect academic freedom in Free to Think 2020, a report released today. The report analyzes 341 attacks on higher education communities in 58 countries
A global consortium of 153 Nobel Laureates has issued a letter expressing concern for imprisoned disaster medicine scholar Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. The consortium’s latest letter—they began writing on Dr. Djalali’s behalf in November 2017—was issued in light of news that
New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) urges the Iranian authorities to suspend the capital sentence issued against Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali and to secure his immediate release. SAR understands that Iranian authorities recently put Dr. Djalali in solitary confinement
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their November 2020 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
Scholars at Risk is deeply concerned about the harassment, intimidation, detention, fines, arrest, and expulsion of students and scholars in Belarus, in apparent retaliation for the nonviolent exercise of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, following peaceful protests in the aftermath of the
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter to Chinese authorities and international stakeholders over a growing number of scholars and students who have disappeared in China and are suspected of being held in so-called “reeducation camps” and other detention
NEW YORK — Scholars at Risk (SAR) announced today that Dr. Rahile Dawut is the recipient of its Courage to Think Award for 2020. Dr. Dawut is being recognized for her own work, as well as that of all the
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter to Thai state authorities and international stakeholders in response to distressing reports of authorities using violent force, arrests, and other coercive legal actions against students and other civilians who have participated in
On October 22, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN, Open
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their October 2020 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
SAR issued the below letter with AfricanDefenders and the African Studies Association to Ghanaian officials, urging them to direct the appropriate authorities to withdraw or otherwise reconsider the Public University Bill 2020 in order to ensure full respect for academic
Scholars at Risk welcomes the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which ruled that requirements imposed by Hungary to enable foreign higher education institutions to carry out activities in the country are incompatible with EU law. The court
We, the undersigned civil society organizations, urge the government of Singapore to order the Elections Department (ELD) to immediately withdraw its police report against New Naratif, and to cease abusing the law to harass critical voices and independent journalists. On
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their September 2020 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share their August 2020 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.