Today marks the first anniversary of Ahmed Samir Santawy’s arrest and the fourth postponement of Patrick George Zaki’s trial by the Emergency State Security Court. Both postgraduate students have been arbitrarily arrested and charged in apparent retaliation for the nonviolent
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Egyptian authorities calling for them to take any available action to drop all charges against Mr. Patrick George Zaki, secure his unconditional release, and allow Mr. Zaki to fly back to Italy,
Scholars at Risk joined the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and over 60 organizations calling on President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi to immediately quash the verdict against seven arbitrarily detained human rights defenders and activists, including Central European University postgraduate
Scholars at Risk sent to Egyptian authorities the below letter raising concern over the recent indictment against Patrick George Zaki, a postgraduate student of gender studies at the University of Bologna, Italy. Mr. Zaki is awaiting trial before the Mansoura
Scholars at Risk has joined 60 human rights organizations in calling on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to quash the verdict against postgraduate student Ahmed Samir Santawy. See the below statement in English, French, and Arabic. Sign this letter to join
Scholars at Risk joins 73 organizations in calling for the immediate release of Ahmed Samir Santawy. Mr. Santawy is a postgraduate student at Central European University in Vienna, Austria, who is detained in Egypt in apparent connection with his studies
Monitoring, Tough Message on Dire Rights Situation Long Overdue Geneva, Switzerland — Egypt’s human rights community is facing “annihilation” by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government, more than 100 leading human rights organizations from around the world have warned in a
The undersigned organisations strongly condemn the persecution of employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and Egyptian civil society by the Egyptian government. We urge the global community and their respective governments to do the same and join
On May 24, 2018, Egyptian authorities reportedly detained Walid Salem, a PhD student at the University of Washington, in apparent connection with his academic research.
Scholars at Risk has called on Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against Dr. Ismail Serageldin, an internationally renowned scholar librarian and former director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Dr. Serageldin was sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence on July 31, 2017,
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned over the conviction and sentencing of Ismail Serageldin, retired founding director of the Library of Alexandria, a renowned intellectual, and an advocate for science and scholarship, on charges that appear to have been
In late August 2016, the Germany University in Cairo (GUC) reportedly terminated its contract with Tarek Abol Naga, a professor of architecture, in apparent response to student projects he supervised.