Update

Bail decision reversed for Bekele Gerba
Scholars at Risk welcomes reports that Professor Bekele Gerba has been granted release on bail after nearly two years of detention, and calls on Ethiopian authorities to drop any charges against him.

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We are thrilled to announce that the Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany, 23-26 April, 2018, in partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin, and Scholars at Risk Germany Section.

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What has not changed…
Many network members, partners, and scholars have sent notes about the recent US presidential election expressing concern about possible changes in US policies and any impacts on SAR scholars and activities.

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Homa Hoodfar released from jail
Scholars at Risk is delighted to announce the release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a scholar of anthropology from Concordia University, in Canada, who was arrested on June 8, 2016.

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Omid Kokabee granted temporary medical leave
Wrongfully imprisoned PhD student Omid Kokabee has reportedly been released from prison for temporary medical leave, according to Nature. Mr. Kokabee, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of “communicating with a hostile government,” was diagnosed with kidney cancer

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