Press Releases and Statements

Call to action in support of scholars and students in Belarus
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

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Thailand: End crackdown on peaceful student protesters
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

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Promoting Racial Justice
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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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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