Crackdowns on scholars and students protesting national human rights abuses and heightened concerns for the Kashmiri higher education community figured prominently in a submission to the UN's Universal Periodic Review
Iranian authorities have apparently postponed the execution of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali; however, he remains at imminent risk of execution. Earlier this month, Iranian authorities stated that they were planning to execute Dr. Djalali by May 21. Yesterday, the spokesperson of
A pattern of repression targeting outspoken scholars and students threatens academic freedom and the development of Indonesian higher education, according to the Indonesian Caucus for Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk.
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share the May 2022 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
The Swiss Section of Scholars at Risk has its roots in 2008, when the first higher education institution in Switzerland joined the global SAR network. SAR Switzerland thereafter gradually grew in size and strength. The number of at-risk scholars hosted
Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is at risk of imminent execution by May 21. SAR issued the below letter to Iranian authorities urging them to immediately halt the execution and secure his release so he may return to his wife and children
Scholars at Risk held its annual US Student Advocacy Days in Washington, DC in early April, bringing together over 30 students and faculty from Drexel University, Muhlenberg College, Roger Williams University, and the University of Iowa to conduct advocacy in
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter expressing concern over an Israeli government directive that will severely restrict international scholars’ and students’ travel to and work in the West Bank. Set to go into effect in May 2022, the
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share the April 2022 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
Beginning with the 2018 presidential campaign and election of President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s higher education community has faced dramatically increasing threats to academic freedom and institutional autonomy. The government has increased control over the university space by cutting funds to
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Belarusian authorities urging them to secure the immediate release of 11 students and one professor serving prison sentences of two years to two and a half years in apparent retaliation for their
In 2021, KU Leuven welcomed the first two academics to be hosted by the university through the Scholars at Risk Network. The experience, while at times difficult because of COVID-19, has been rewarding for the scholars and the university. It has
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Iran’s higher education, research, and science sectors, urging them to do all in their power to help secure the immediate release of Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi. Mr. Younesi and Mr. Moradi
A piece by Fiona McIntyre for Research Professional News A look at schemes in Europe and beyond that aim to help researchers in danger Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, universities across Europe have been looking at how to
After escaping a war-torn Ukraine and the now besieged Kyiv, a young Ukrainian couple landed in Hollywood, away from the violence, although only for a few days. “It’s very hard to even imagine that you might not have a home