Reports

On February 9, 2019, police reportedly arrested Forman Christian College assistant professor and human rights activist Ammar Ali Jan, in apparent retaliation for his participation in a protest. The protest was in response to the death of Dr. Arman Loni,

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On February 9, 2019, Thai immigration officers reportedly briefly held and interrogated Andrew Johnson, a Princeton University professor of anthropology, in apparent connection with his academic work and expressive activities. Immigration officials released Johnson shortly thereafter. Johnson reportedly visited Thailand

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On February 7, 2019, student protesters were reportedly attacked by another group of students on the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) campus. In early February, students at JMI began protesting against the Head of Department of Applied Arts, Professor Hafeez Ahmed,

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On February 7, 2019, the İstanbul 25th Heavy Penal Court sentenced İstanbul Bilgi University professor Alper Akyüz to two years and six months imprisonment on a charge of “knowingly and willingly aiding a terrorist organization as a non-member.” The charges

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On February 6, 2019, the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court sentenced Bahçeşehir University research assistant Sinem Aydınlı to one year and three months imprisonment on the charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charges are in apparent retaliation for

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On February 6, 2019, authorities reportedly violently clashed with students from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and Central Johannesburg College (CJC) during a protest march. At least one student was injured during the clashes.

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On February 5, 2019, a student was killed by private security personnel during a violent protest at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Students on university campuses across South Africa have been holding protests over financial assistance for students since

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On January 28, 2019, police and students reportedly clashed during a protest at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). The students’ protest reportedly called for the resignation of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández. According to press reports, students burned

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On January 28, 2019, student groups reportedly clashed violently at University of Liberia’s Capitol Hill campus during the Liberian president’s annual address. Students gathered to protest a ban on student political activities as well as a temporary suspension of campus

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On January 27, 2019, police use violent force against student protesters from the University of Lubumbashi, killing at least three students and injuring others. The students were reportedly protesting electricity and gas shutoffs in the region that affected their campus

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On January 24, 2019, Turkey’s 28th Heavy Penal Court sentenced Istanbul Bilgi University lecturer Yonca Demir to three years imprisonment on a charge “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charges are in apparent retaliation for Dr. Demir’s endorsement of a

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On January 23, 2019, Chinese authorities reportedly detained Yang Hengjun, a prominent writer and former Chinese official currently serving as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, in apparent retaliation for his writings criticizing the Chinese government. Mr. Yang worked for

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On January 21, 2019, Chinese authorities reportedly detained seven student activists from Peking University and Renmin University in apparent retaliation for nonviolent expressive activities. The students are reportedly Maoist activists who have been engaged in public advocacy efforts supporting Jasic

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On January 17, 2019, the 36th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court sentenced two academics to one year and three months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.” The charges are in apparent retaliation for their endorsement of a

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