Press Releases

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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Iran: Free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal!
Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal are researchers at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) who have been wrongfully detained in Iran since June 2019. On February 11, 2020, Scholars at Risk joins 18 academic associations and human rights

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Iran: Release Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali
On July 29, 2019, Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a scholar of disaster medicine sentenced to death in Iran, was unexpectedly transferred to an undisclosed location, where he was reportedly held in solitary confinement. Dr. Djalali’s wife reports that authorities attempted to

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