Three students from the University of Tehran (UT) have reportedly been sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to six years, in connection with their participation in widespread protests that started in December 2017. Starting in late December, a growing
An Iranian court has convicted and sentenced Rouhullah Mardani, a former student and a teacher at the University of Tehran, in relation to his nonviolent participation in protests.
In March 2018, Iran’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) reportedly expelled Soha Izadi, a student in informatic engineering, apparently on the basis of her religious beliefs.
On June 11, 2018, Iran’s Revolutionary Court convicted and sentenced University of Tehran student activists Sina Darvish Omran and Ali Mozaffari to prison in connection with their participation in protest activities.
The Iranian holiday Nowruz (نوروز or “new day”) is an ancient holiday that takes place on the first day of spring to celebrate the new year. Each Nowruz, Scholars at Risk partners with Amnesty International for their #NowruzAction Campaign, an
Join Scholars at Risk in taking action on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a peaceful scholar sentenced to death in Iran. A scholar of disaster medicine, Dr. Djalali is facing execution in Iran in apparent retaliation for refusing to spy
According to family sources, an Iranian court has confirmed the death sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a scholar of disaster medicine who was convicted and sentenced on October 21, in apparent retaliation for his peaceful exercise of the right to
On August 8, 2016, Iranian authorities detained Xiyue Wang, a graduate student of history at Princeton University, in connection with research he was conducting in Iran for his doctoral dissertation.
Each Nowruz, Scholars at Risk partners with Amnesty International for their #NowruzAction Campaign, an effort to remember prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran.
Scholars at Risk is delighted to announce the release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a scholar of anthropology from Concordia University, in Canada, who was arrested on June 8, 2016.
Wrongfully imprisoned PhD student Omid Kokabee has reportedly been released from prison for temporary medical leave, according to Nature. Mr. Kokabee, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of “communicating with a hostile government,” was diagnosed with kidney cancer