Reports

On November 16, 2018, Turkish authorities reportedly detained Turgut Tarhanlı, dean of the faculty of law at İstanbul Bilgi University, and Betul Tanbay, professor of mathematics at Boğaziçi University, along with ten others, for alleged connections to human rights activist

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On November 15, 2018, one student was killed and others injured when police reportedly opened fire on students protesting at the University of Kinshasa. The students’ protest was in response to news that a classmate, Hyacinthe Kimbafu, had died from

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On November 12, 2018, the Mersin 2nd Heavy Penal Court convicted and sentenced former Mersin University professor Selim Çakmaklı to one year and three months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charge is in apparent

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On November 12, 2018, police reportedly opened fire on students peacefully protesting at the University of Kinshasa, killing one student. The students were holding a protest over a faculty strike at the University of Kinshasa that started on October 8.

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On November 8, 2018, Chinese police reportedly detained two students participating in a peaceful protest outside an Apple store in Beijing. The students were reportedly protesting Apple’s alleged use of student interns as workers in their suppliers’ factories. A group

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On November 2, 2018, authorities reportedly arrested Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Makerere University, on charges of “cyber harassment” and “offensive communication,” apparently in retaliation for her social media activity. If convicted, she could face up to one

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On November 1, 2018, Chinese authorities reportedly prevented two scholars, Sheng Hong and Jiang Hao, from leaving the country to attend an academic conference at Harvard University, purportedly on national security grounds. Sheng, the executive director of the Unirule Institute

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On November 1, 2018, police officers and unidentified individuals reportedly assaulted two student members of a Marxist group at Nanjing University (NJU) during a nonviolent protest. Yang Kai and Zhu Shunqing organized a protest against the university’s refusal to recognize

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In the days leading up to Brazil’s October 28, 2018 runoff election between Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad, authorities have reportedly raided several universities throughout the country, questioned professors, confiscated materials, and ordered signs deemed political to be taken down

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On October 25, 2018, Turkish authorities reportedly issued detention warrants for at least 19 Gazi University personnel, based on alleged connections to a movement led by Fethullah Gülen, who authorities claim was responsible for a violent coup attempt on July

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On October 22, 2018, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students reportedly destroyed campus property during a protest. KNUST students were protesting an October 19 incident, during which campus security used violent force against and detained students during

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On October 19, 2018, campus security reportedly used violent force against students demonstrating at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Students, along with KNUST alumni, had reportedly gathered on campus to protest the administration’s decision to suspend

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On October 17, 2018, Istanbul’s 36th Heavy Penal Court convicted and sentenced a Koç University faculty member to one year and three months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization,” in apparent retaliation for the scholar’s endorsement

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On October 17, 2018, police officers used excessive force and arrested two students during a protest at the University of West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus. UWI students organized a protest in connection to safety issues on campus, including a

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On October 9, 2018, Mauritanian authorities reportedly detained two students during a nonviolent protest outside the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) in Nouakchott. Student unions and associations from various universities organized the protest in response to MESRS’s

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