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Network announcements, press releases and other updates from the SAR Secretariat

Dear SAR friends, We write to echo the grief, anger and frustration felt during these past days in the United States catalyzed by the murder of Mr. George Floyd, and by the persistent racial injustice and brutality that led to

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Europe-wide forum on supporting researchers at risk
Europe-wide forum on supporting researchers at risk June 8, 2020: All recordings, presentations and other resources from the Inspireurope 2020 Virtual Stakeholder Forum held on June 8th 2020 are now available online here. The Forum brought together approx. 300 people representing researchers at risk, universities,

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Scholars at Risk Virtual Speaker Series 
In an effort to support the collective shift to online learning, Scholars at Risk presents the Virtual Speaker Series as an opportunity for institutions to bring to campus one or more SAR scholars, using videoconferencing technology. The Scholars at Risk

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SAR responds to COVID-19: Now more than ever
We share our best wishes for your health and well-being in these challenging times, together with our hopes for a speedy and safe resolution of the crisis and our thanks to the many experts, inside and outside of higher education,

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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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