Student Expression

Grad student arrested and suspended for distributing pamphlets
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

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Venezuela: Students’ right to protest under attack
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.

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Student activists arrested over leaflet distribution
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.

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