Scholars at Risk joined 21 organizations in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. Today, Dr. Al-Singace’s turns 61, marking the 12th birthday he has spent in custody. Dr. Al-Singace has now been on a hunger
The First Conference about Academic Freedom in the Americas, organized by Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA), was held November 10 – 11, at the University of Monterrey, Mexico. The conference featured panels on academic freedom
Scholars at Risk (SAR) announces new fellowship support for SAR network member institutions in North America looking to host threatened and displaced scholars from Ukraine. The purpose of the funds is to support the Ukrainian research and academic sector, enable
Scholars at Risk joins 18 human rights organizations in expressing grave concern for the well being of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba and asking the Chief Justice of India to review Professor Saibaba’s case, reconsider the decision to suspend the Bombay
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2022 — Scholars at Risk (SAR) has released Free To Think 2022, a report analyzing 391 attacks in 65 countries and territories, between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The report underscores the pervasive and
On October 11, 2022, SAR submitted a report on Israel to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The report, which was prepared with assistance from the University of Turino’s Strategic Litigation International Legal Human Rights Clinic, focuses on attacks
[NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2022] — Scholars at Risk (SAR) published its inaugural Student Advocacy Seminar end-of-year report detailing the research and advocacy work of over 320 students at 16 universities in 8 different countries during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to authorities in Belarus expressing grave concern over the 15 year prison sentence given to Marfa Rabkova and calling for her immediate release. After nearly two years in pretrial detention, on September 6,
We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the international community to press Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release women’s rights activist and academic Salma al-Shehab, who was recently sentenced to 34 years in prison based on tweets in support
Scholars at Risk joins 14 organizations in calling Bahraini authorities to release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace as he reaches the 400th day of his hunger strike. King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Shaikh
As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, a new dedicated fellowship scheme — MSCA4Ukraine — will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine. This support will enable displaced researchers to continue their work at
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to officials from the EU, UK, US, and UN urging them to do everything in their power to halt the imminent execution and secure the immediate release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. Last month,
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.