Scholars at Risk is deeply concerned about the harassment, intimidation, detention, fines, arrest, and expulsion of students and scholars in Belarus, in apparent retaliation for the nonviolent exercise of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, following peaceful protests in the aftermath of the
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter to Thai state authorities and international stakeholders in response to distressing reports of authorities using violent force, arrests, and other coercive legal actions against students and other civilians who have participated in
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.
On November 16, 2017, police officers and student protesters clashed on the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia, reportedly leading to student injuries and the disruption of normal academic activities.
On July 12, 2017, authorities reportedly detained and later arrested Valarmathi, a graduate student at Periyar University, in Salem, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in apparent retaliation for distributing pamphlets encouraging students to oppose government energy projects. At
On March 22, 2017, Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University’s faculty council voted to expel Alena Kisel, a student of pedagogy and child psychology, apparently in retaliation for her participation in a peaceful protest.
On April 10, 2017, security forces clashed with students protesting outside the University of Niamey over financial assistance and university resource complaints. One student died during the protest, while, according to reports, at least 88 were injured and another 313
SAR has joined seven Venezuelan higher education and human rights partners in an open letter to state authorities, expressing grave concern over the use of force against student protesters, which recently resulted in the death of one student.
On October 20, 2016, police officers reportedly shot rubber bullets at students engaged in a protest at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University). At least four students were reportedly shot, one of them as many as ten times, at close
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.
On August 6, 2016, a group of Thai police officers, soldiers and government officials reportedly arrested student activists "Pai" Chaturapat Boonyapatraksa and Wasin Prommanee for distributing leaflets critical of Thailand’s draft constitution.
On July 5, 2016, police and Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) officers reportedly detained five student activists in apparent retaliation for nonviolent expressive activity.
On June 24, 2016, police officers reportedly arrested seven student activists for holding a demonstration and distributing a newspaper.
On June 23, 2016, uniformed and plainclothes soldiers reportedly arrested a group of 13 student and union activists from the New Democracy Movement who were distributing flyers critical of the Thai Junta's draft charter.