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Release of graduate student Xiyue Wang from prison in Iran through Switzerland's facilitation

Release of graduate student Xiyue Wang from prison in Iran through Switzerland's facilitation

December 7, 2019

Chinese-born Princeton student Xiyue Wang, sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016, exchanged for Iranian scientist Masoud Soleimani who was arrested in the USA

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Launch of project

Launch of project "InSPIREurope: Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe"

November 29, 2019

Ten European partner organisations have launched an ambitious new initiative to support researchers at risk. The SAR Swiss Section supports the initiative as an Associate Partner. The initiative is funded under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and coordinated by Scholars at Risk Europe at Maynooth University, Ireland. InSPIREurope forges a coordinated, cross-sectoral, Europe-wide alliance for researchers at risk.

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"Free to Think 2019": Scholars at Risk Annual Report

November 19, 2019

Free to Think 2019 is the fifth installment of an annual report by SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analysing 324 attacks on higher education communities in 56 countries between September 2018 and August 2019.

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Sakharov Prize 2019 for Ilham Tohti

Sakharov Prize 2019 for Ilham Tohti

October 25, 2019

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as the Sakharov Prize, honours individuals and groups of people who have dedicated their lives to the defense of human rights and freedom of thought. The Prize is awarded by the European Parliament, this year to Ilham Tohti from China.

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SAR Switzerland with new Steering Committee

SAR Switzerland with new Steering Committee

October 17, 2019

Decisions of the SAR Switzerland Assembly on 17 October 2019

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Academies join Scholars at Risk

Academies join Scholars at Risk

February 28, 2018

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have joined Scholars at Risk, in addition to supporting the work of SAR Switzerland.

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SAR Switzerland elects co-chairs

SAR Switzerland elects co-chairs

October 9, 2017

Catrin Scheiber (University of Lucerne) and Olivier Vincent (University of Geneva) have been duly elected to serve as the first Co-Chairs of SAR Switzerland.

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SAR Switzerland approves Terms of Reference and elects first Steering Committee

SAR Switzerland approves Terms of Reference and elects first Steering Committee

May 15, 2017

During the SAR Switzerland 3rd Assembly, the section's terms of reference were unanimously approved.

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