Student Expression

Release detained Thai student activists
Scholars at Risk (SAR) has sent to Thai authorities the below letter raising concern over the detention of three students, Mr. “Penguin” Parit Chiwarak, Ms. “Rung” Panusaya Sitthijirawattanakul, and Mr. “Mike” Panupong Jadnok, and the lèse-majesté and sedition charges they

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Call to action in support of scholars and students in Belarus
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

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Thailand: End crackdown on peaceful student protesters
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

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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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