Reports

On January 2, 2019, a student at Çankaya University killed research assistant Ceren Damar Şenel for catching him cheating on an exam. Çankaya University law school student Hasan İsmail Hikmet reportedly told police that he prepared notes in advance to

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On January 10, 2019, authorities in the northeastern Indian state of Assam charged retired literature professor and critic Hiren Gohain, along with an activist and a journalist, with sedition-related offenses in connection with their public statements concerning a citizenship bill

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On January 8, 2019, the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court sentenced Kemerburgaz University associate professor Y. A. (name undisclosed) 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 January 6, 2019, Sudanese security forces prevented a group of Khartoum University professors from joining an off-campus protest, taking several faculty members into custody temporarily, and holding dozens more in a campus building. Since December 19, 2018, protesters in

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On January 2, 2019, four students were arrested as they engaged in a nonviolent protest outside the gates of Yadanapon University, in Amarapura, within the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. The students, Ko Ye Lin Aung, Ko Phone Myint Kyaw, Ko

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On December 28, 2018, authorities at Peking University used violent force against a group of students who were engaged in a nonviolent protest of the university’s decision to replace the leadership of an on-campus Marxist society. The protest followed the

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On December 28, 2018, Istanbul courts sentenced three academics to one year and three months imprisonment on the charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charges are in apparent retaliation for the scholars’ endorsement of a petition criticizing state

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On December 27, 2018, Peking University effectively dissolved an on-campus student Marxist society, removing the society’s leader and several of its members, and installing 32 new student leaders of its choosing in their place, in apparent retaliation for the group’s

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On December 26, 2018, authorities reportedly detained Qiu Zhanxuan, a student activist from Peking University (PKU), in apparent retaliation for his political activism. Qiu is the head of the Peking University Marxist Society and was the organizer of a memorial

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On December 19, 2018, the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court convicted and sentenced scholar and human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı to two years and six months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charge is

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On December 19, 2018, officials at Middle East Technical University (METU) reportedly cancelled student-run panel discussions and closed a student media center, in an apparent effort to restrict students’ expressive activity on campus. The three events, scheduled to take place

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On December 12, 2018, Israeli soldiers reportedly raided the Abu Dis campus of Al-Quds University (AQU). Media sources indicate that the soldiers searched faculty and student offices of AQU’s campus, damaged campus property, and seized surveillance footage. Soldiers reportedly clashed

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On December 10, 2018, Turkish authorities reportedly arrested Berivan Bila, a journalism student at Karadeniz Technical University, on a charge of “insulting the president,” apparently in retaliation for an article she wrote about press freedom. In July 2017, Ms. Bila

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