Scholars at Risk (SAR) announced today that Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is the recipient of its Courage to Think Award for 2021. Dr. Djalali, a prominent scholar of disaster medicine sentenced to death in Iran, is being recognized for his struggle
Scholars at Risk has sent to Iranian authorities the below letter raising concern for the well-being of Niloufar Bayani, a wrongfully imprisoned researcher and conservationist who is suffering from COVID-19. SAR calls on Iranian authorities to secure Ms. Bayani’s immediate
Scholars at Risk joins 13 human rights organizations and academic associations in calling on the European Union, European state governments, and the United States government to secure the release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. You may support Dr. Djalali by signing
On the five-year anniversary of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s arrest, Scholars at Risk (SAR) remains alarmed at his continued detention and repeated denial of medical care, and encourages immediate action to rectify the human rights violations surrounding his arrest, detention, and
The Scholars at Risk Secretariat welcomes news that Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian scholar at risk of execution, has been awarded a Scholars at Risk (SAR) Fellowship at Harvard University. SAR is grateful to Harvard University for offering this position
UPDATE (December 2, 2020): Iranian authorities have reportedly postponed the execution of the death sentence and have not transferred Dr. Djalali to Rajai Shahr Prison. Scholars at Risk (SAR) understands that pressure from the international community contributed to the stay in the
A global consortium of 153 Nobel Laureates has issued a letter expressing concern for imprisoned disaster medicine scholar Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. The consortium’s latest letter—they began writing on Dr. Djalali’s behalf in November 2017—was issued in light of news that
New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) urges the Iranian authorities to suspend the capital sentence issued against Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali and to secure his immediate release. SAR understands that Iranian authorities recently put Dr. Djalali in solitary confinement
SAR’s Executive Director, Rob Quinn, speaks with Valerie Peay, the Director of the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), about Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a scholar of disaster medicine imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison. Today marks four years since Dr. Djalali
Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal are researchers at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) who have been wrongfully detained in Iran since June 2019. On February 11, 2020, Scholars at Risk joins 18 academic associations and human rights
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.