Press Releases and Statements

Iran: Niloufar Bayani released from prison
Scholars at Risk celebrates the release of wrongfully imprisoned conservationist Niloufar Bayani and the news that she has been reunited with her loved ones.  Ms. Bayani was arrested in January 2018 on charges of espionage while conducting field research on

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Release Renowned Uyghur Scholar Rahile Dawut
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Chinese authorities again, urging them to secure the immediate release of Rahile Dawut. Take action by signing a letter here. Via email President Xi Jinping The State Council General Office People’s Republic

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Joint Statement: Iraq: Release Kidnapped Scholar
The Iraqi government should take steps to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Elizabeth Tsurkov, a US-based scholar who was kidnapped in Iraq on March 21, 2023, four organizations including Scholars at Risk said today. Tsurkov, a dual Russian and Israeli citizen,

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