New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) calls on the international community to take action to protect academic freedom in Free to Think 2020, a report released today. The report analyzes 341 attacks on higher education communities in 58 countries
UPDATE: The Singapore police have summoned PJ Thum, New Naratif’s Founder and Managing Director, for another round of questioning on March 5, 2021. According to Thum, the police have declined to return his laptop and phone, which were seized on September
SAR submitted the below report to the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for consideration by the upcoming 69th pre-sessional working group, expressing concerns and issuing recommendations in light of recent attacks on higher education in China/Hong
SAR submitted the below report to the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for consideration by the upcoming 69th pre-sessional working group, expressing concerns and issuing recommendations in light of recent attacks on higher education in Brazil.
Scholars at Risk joins twenty-two organizations in calling for the immediate release of Professor Saibaba who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Professor Saibaba is a scholar of English and human rights activist, serving a life sentence in Nagpur Central Prison.
Monitoring, Tough Message on Dire Rights Situation Long Overdue Geneva, Switzerland — Egypt’s human rights community is facing “annihilation” by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government, more than 100 leading human rights organizations from around the world have warned in a
Scholars at Risk has joined international partners in endorsing the below petition regarding recent events at Turkey’s Boğaziçi University. On January 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed new rectors to five universities in Turkey. These included appointing Melih Bulu, a
Scholars at Risk joins Freedom Now, PEN International, and International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India in calling on Indian authorities to ensure the release of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba amidst growing concerns for his health and well-being. Narendra Modi
The Scholars at Risk Secretariat welcomes news that Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian scholar at risk of execution, has been awarded a Scholars at Risk (SAR) Fellowship at Harvard University. SAR is grateful to Harvard University for offering this position
The undersigned organisations strongly condemn the persecution of employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and Egyptian civil society by the Egyptian government. We urge the global community and their respective governments to do the same and join
UPDATE (December 2, 2020): Iranian authorities have reportedly postponed the execution of the death sentence and have not transferred Dr. Djalali to Rajai Shahr Prison. Scholars at Risk (SAR) understands that pressure from the international community contributed to the stay in the
A global consortium of 153 Nobel Laureates has issued a letter expressing concern for imprisoned disaster medicine scholar Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. The consortium’s latest letter—they began writing on Dr. Djalali’s behalf in November 2017—was issued in light of news that
New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) urges the Iranian authorities to suspend the capital sentence issued against Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali and to secure his immediate release. SAR understands that Iranian authorities recently put Dr. Djalali in solitary confinement
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
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter to Chinese authorities and international stakeholders over a growing number of scholars and students who have disappeared in China and are suspected of being held in so-called “reeducation camps” and other detention