Scholars in Prison

Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali remains at imminent risk of execution
Iranian authorities have apparently postponed the execution of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali; however, he remains at imminent risk of execution. Earlier this month, Iranian authorities stated that they were planning to execute Dr. Djalali by May 21. Yesterday, the spokesperson of

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Halt the execution of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali
Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is at risk of imminent execution by May 21. SAR issued the below letter to Iranian authorities urging them to immediately halt the execution and secure his release so he may return to his wife and children

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Release Belarusian Students
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to Belarusian authorities urging them to secure the immediate release of 11 students and one professor serving prison sentences of two years to two and a half years in apparent retaliation for their

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Release and drop charges against Marfa Rabkova
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to authorities in Belarus, urging them to secure Marfa Rabkova’s immediate release and to drop any charges against her. Ms. Rabkova has been imprisoned since September 17, 2020, and faces thirteen charges in

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Egypt: Quash Verdicts and Stop Unfair Trials by Emergency Courts
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

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Drop charges and immediately release Patrick George Zaki
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

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Release Niloufar Bayani on medical grounds
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

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Release Detained Belarusian Students
Scholars at Risk has sent to Belarusian authorities the below letter raising concern over the detention of a growing number of students in apparent retaliation for their nonviolent participation in protests across Belarus. SAR calls on Belarusian authorities to secure

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