Scholars in Prison

Joint Letter on Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
Scholars at Risk joins over 30 civil society organizations in calling on Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council to raise concerns over the human rights situation in Bahrain, including the unjust imprisonment of Bahraini scholar

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Iran: Niloufar Bayani released from prison
Scholars at Risk celebrates the release of wrongfully imprisoned conservationist Niloufar Bayani and the news that she has been reunited with her loved ones.  Ms. Bayani was arrested in January 2018 on charges of espionage while conducting field research on

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Joint Statement: Iraq: Release Kidnapped Scholar
The Iraqi government should take steps to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Elizabeth Tsurkov, a US-based scholar who was kidnapped in Iraq on March 21, 2023, four organizations including Scholars at Risk said today. Tsurkov, a dual Russian and Israeli citizen,

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Justice for Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba
Scholars at Risk joins 18 human rights organizations in expressing grave concern for the well being of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba and asking the Chief Justice of India to review Professor Saibaba’s case, reconsider the decision to suspend the Bombay

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Immediately release Marfa Rabkova
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to authorities in Belarus expressing grave concern over the 15 year prison sentence given to Marfa Rabkova and calling for her immediate release. After nearly two years in pretrial detention, on September 6,

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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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