Reports

On August 17, 2018, a large group reportedly violently attacked Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU), in apparent retaliation for nonviolent, expressive activity, including social media posts that criticized the late and former Prime

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On August 15, 2018, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the Mowud Education Center (MEC) in Kabul’s Dasht-i-Barchi district, killing 34 and leaving at least 57 injured. At the time of the attack, approximately five hundred high school

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On August 13, 2018, an unidentified individual reportedly attacked Umar Khalid, a prominent student activist and a PhD candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University, in apparent retaliation for his peaceful activism.

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On August 5, 2018, Bangladeshi authorities reportedly arrested Shahidul Alam, a visiting professor at Sunderland University, a public intellectual, and an acclaimed photojournalist, in apparent retaliation for his public comments on widespread student protests in Bangladesh.

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On August 3, 2018, it was reported that Chinese authorities had declined to renew the visa of David Missal, a German graduate student of journalism at Tsinghua University, in apparent retaliation for his academic activities. Mr. Missal was studying journalism

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On August 1, 2018, Chinese authorities reportedly raided the home of Wenguang Sun, a prominent scholar and retired professor of economics at Shandong University, and detained him during a live telephone interview with Voice of America.

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On July 28, 2018, South Sudanese authorities reportedly arrested Peter Biar Ajak, a University of Cambrdige PhD student, in apparent retaliation for his peaceful human rights activism.

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On July 17, 2018 a Turkish court convicted and issued deferred prison sentences to three academic personnel on charges of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization,” in apparent retaliation for their endorsement of a petition criticizing state and military actions in

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On July 14, 2018, Israeli forces reportedly raided Hind al-Husaini College, canceling a two-day academic conference titled “The Fourth Academic Conference on the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem,” which was to begin that morning.

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On July 13, 2018, government-backed paramilitary forces attacked student protesters seeking refuge in a church near the campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua. Two students were killed in the attack, while dozens more were reportedly injured.

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On July 8, 2018, Turkish authorities issued an emergency decree which ordered the dismissal of 199 academic personnel and 52 university staff, and the expulsion of one student, based on allegations that they were involved in a violent coup attempt

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