In advance of February 1, 2022, SAR calls on the international community to support Patrick George Zaki, a postgraduate student at the University of Bologna, Italy. On February 1, Mr. Zaki will be brought before the Emergency State Security Court
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Egyptian authorities calling for them to take any available action to drop all charges against Mr. Patrick George Zaki, secure his unconditional release, and allow Mr. Zaki to fly back to Italy,
Scholars at Risk joined the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and over 60 organizations calling on President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi to immediately quash the verdict against seven arbitrarily detained human rights defenders and activists, including Central European University postgraduate
Scholars at Risk joined 26 human rights organizations in sending the below letter to US, UK, German, and EU governments to raise Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace’s case with Bahraini authorities. Dr. Al-Singace’s health has severely worsened as he quickly approaches the
Scholars at Risk sent to Indian authorities the below letter raising grave concern for the health of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, who tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time while in Nagpur Central Prison. Professor Saibaba’s second contraction of
NEW YORK, Dec. 13th, 2021 — On Thursday, December 9th, Scholars at Risk (SAR) announced the 2021 Courage to Think Award and the release of the Free to Think 2021 report at its Free to Think 2021 virtual symposium. The
New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) urges governments, higher education leaders, and civil society to safeguard academic freedom and reverse the global phenomenon described in Free to Think 2021 of attacks on scholars, students, and their institutions. The
Scholars at Risk (SAR) announced today that Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is the recipient of its Courage to Think Award for 2021. Dr. Djalali, a prominent scholar of disaster medicine sentenced to death in Iran, is being recognized for his struggle
Today marks Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace’s 100th day on a hunger strike in Jau Prison, Bahrain. For the past ten years, Dr. Al-Singace has been serving a life sentence for his nonviolent participation in a pro-democracy protest in 2011. Dr.
October 13th, 2021 – The International Science Council (ISC) has announced Scholars at Risk (SAR) as the recipient of their Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award, in recognition of “outstanding contribution to defending and promoting the free and responsible practice of
Scholars at Risk sent to Egyptian authorities the below letter raising concern over the recent indictment against Patrick George Zaki, a postgraduate student of gender studies at the University of Bologna, Italy. Mr. Zaki is awaiting trial before the Mansoura
New Orleans, LA — Scholars at Risk (SAR) named Dr. Anne McCall, Xavier University of Louisiana provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, chair of the SAR United States Section. Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of
We, the undersigned organisations, write to urge UN Member States to ensure the adoption of a robust resolution to establish a Fact-Finding Mission or similar independent investigative mechanism on Afghanistan as a matter of priority at the upcoming 48th regular
Scholars at Risk (SAR) has issued the below letter to Saudi Arabian officials expressing concern over reports that Yemeni scholars and other professionals in Saudi Arabia’s southern provinces are being dismissed from their positions and face deportation from the country.
We, the undersigned higher education associations, networks, and leaders in the field of scholar protection, urge European governments and EU institutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. Many