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Reports claim that police officers and military have unleashed a full-scale operation in more than 20 public universities in Brazil as a result of the campaign and election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The measures, related for the most part to political adve...

On September 12, 2018 Endangered Scholars Worldwide transmitted a letter of appeal to the Iranian Government and the US Department of State regarding the ongoing detention, persecution, and conviction of XiYue Wang, a 37-year-old United States citizen of Chinese descen...

We, the undersigned, are compelled to express our outrage at the arrest, conviction, and sentencing of Iranian professor Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been detained since April 2016 by the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was accused of espionage and, following a closed trial...

It has been over eight months since the Ethiopian security forces arrested the opposition leader Professor Merera Gudina upon his return to Ethiopia, following his participation in a hearing at the European parliament about the crisis in his home country, on basis of r...

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Hungarian Parliament voted in favor of Hungarian government plan to regulate foreign-based universities to the degree that might lead to the closure of Central European University(CEU).

As we have previously reported, last week Zoltán Balog, M...

Central European University (CEU) expresses its opposition to proposed amendments to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education, tabled in Hungarian Parliament today. After careful legal study, CEU has concluded that these amendments would make it impossible for the...

On Friday January 6, 2017, the Turkish government issued three new emergency decrees which dismissed 8390 civil servants from their positions in several state institutions, including the ministries of Health and Justice, the office of law enforcement, the Armed Forces,...

Across the country, faculty, students, and staff are calling for their universities to become sanctuary campuses following the 2016 presidential elections. While the “sanctuary campus” definition may differ from school to school, policy demands include items such as no...

On November 16, 2016, Endangered Scholars Worldwide transmitted a Letter of protest to the US President-Elect Donald J. Trump's office, regarding The ongoing and increasing severity of threats made against students and faculty members based on their race or religion....

Under a legislative decree that published on Saturday, Turkish authorities fired more than 10,000 public servants for alleged ties to the movement affiliated with exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, and shut down 15 media outlets, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.


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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong