Reports

On December 4, 2018, police reportedly fired tear gas and used water cannons against students participating in a protest march in Colombo. The protest was organized by the Inter University Students’ Federation and began at the University of the Visual

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On December 1, 2018, Iranian authorities reportedly arrested Dr. Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi, a research fellow and demography expert from the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health, and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, a professor of  demography at the University

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In late November 2018, authorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) reportedly arrested Askar Yunus, a prominent historian, on undisclosed charges. Yunus, a member of the Kyrgyz ethnic community, is a historian at the Academy of Social Sciences of

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On November 30, 2018, the Istanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court sentenced Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (MSGSÜ) research assistant Onur Baysal to one year and three months imprisonment on charges of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charge is

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On November 28, 2018 Chilean national police reportedly use force against a group of law students from the University of Valparaíso, as they engaged in a nonviolent protest outside the university’s Faculty of Law building. One student was injured in

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On November 28, 2018, the Istanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court sentenced former Istanbul University professor Sinan Yıldırmaz to one year and three months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charge is in apparent retaliation for

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On November 28, 2018, Elizabeth Midlarsky, a professor of psychology and education and Holocaust scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, found her office vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Midlarsky, who is Jewish, has done significant research on psychological aspects of the

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On November 22, 2018, students violently clashed at Assosa University reportedly over ethnic tensions. As a result of the violence, three students were killed and 34 were injured. It is unclear what exactly sparked the clashes; however tensions between Ethiopia’s

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On November 21, 2018, police reportedly violently clashed with students protesting at Central University of Venezuela (UCV). On “University Student Day,” which marks the anniversary of a student-led rebellion against former military strongman Marcos Pérez Jiméneza, about four hundred students

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On November 20, it was reported that University of Canterbury professor Anne-Marie Brady, a vocal critic of China’s activities abroad, was again the victim of harassment in connection with her academic work. Dr. Brady, a professor of Chinese domestic and

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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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