Reports

On October 9, 2018, Punjabi University students reportedly clashed violently during a protest over female residence hall curfews. At least ten students were reported injured. Since September 2018, Democratic Students’ Organization (DSO) has organized protests against a curfew on female

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On October 7, 2018, Congolese authorities reportedly arrested Catholic University of Graben (UCG) political scientist Nissé Nzereka Mughendi, in apparent retaliation for his academic work. Mughendi is a professor in UGC’s Faculty of Political, Social and Administrative Sciences and the

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On October 6th, 2018, members of the Houthi militia allegedly attacked a group of students from the University of Sana’a taking part in a demonstration near campus. At least 55 students were briefly detained by the militia. Later that day,

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On October 5, 2018, police violently clashed with students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) campus while responding to a campus protest. Police reportedly fired tear gas canisters at a student hostel, inadvertently setting it on fire. One student died

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On October 4, 2018, police clashed violently with University of Peshawar (UoP) students during an on-campus protest, resulting in multiple students and police officers injured. A coalition of student political organizations had gathered on UoP’s Pearl Lawn to protest a

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Israeli border authorities reportedly prevented a graduate student from entering the country to complete a master’s degree, in apparent retaliation for alleged political expression. Lara Alqasem, a United States citizen of Palestinian descent, had reportedly

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On October 1, 2018, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences reportedly cancelled two academic presentations that were scheduled to be held at the Hungarian Science Festival in November 2018, on the grounds that they would involve unacceptable political content. The Hungarian

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On September 25, 2018, a Turkish court convicted and sentenced two scholars to one year and three months imprisonment on a charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization,” in apparent retaliation for their endorsement of a petition criticizing state and

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On September 25, 2018, a Turkish court convicted and sentenced former rector of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) Dr. Sedat Laçiner to nine years, four months and fifteen days’ imprisonment on a charge of membership to a terrorist organization. The

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On September 22, 2018, Hunan City University (HCU) expelled civil engineering student Wang Dong, in apparent retaliation for his “unpatriotic” social media activity.

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On September 15, 2018, Nicaraguan police in Managua detained Ricardo Baltodano, a professor at the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua (UPOLI Nicaragua) and a trades union activist, in apparent retaliation for his participation in a nationwide protest movement. Since April 2018,

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On September 13, 2018, a group of fifteen people reportedly attacked Shakti Babu, a student at Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU), in apparent retaliation for his alleged criticism of MGCU’s vice-chancellor over social media. According to media sources, Babu had

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On September 12, 2018, a group of roughly one hundred armed men attacked students protesting at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), in Nadia. Ten students were reportedly injured as a result of the attack. The students had been participating in

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On September 12, 2018, Professor Mai Al-Nakib posted on Twitter that her book ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ (published in 2014) was banned in Kuwait by Kuwait’s Ministry of Information. On September 12th, Professor Mai Al-Nakib, Associate Professor of English

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On September 10, 2018, Nicaraguan forces reportedly detained Amaya Eva Coppens, a fifth-year medical student at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, of León (UNAN-León),in apparent retaliation for her participation in a nationwide protest movement. Since April 2018, students across

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