According to Scholars at Risk, detained student Ahmed Samir Santawy’s retrial in Egypt was postponed for the third time to May 9, 2022. As discussed in our last post, Santawy was sentenced by the Egyptian court on June 22, 2021 to four years in prison on arbitrary charges and has been kept in solitary confinement since then. Further information on Santawy’s case can be found on Endangered Scholars Worldwide’s website. Endangered Scholars Worldwide condemns the Egyptian author
Endangered Scholars Worldwide calls attention to and is opposed to the attempt by the South African Department of Science to caution South African scientists from speaking out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The South African government has insisted on maintaining its ties to Russia, especially their several science partnerships, despite its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. One scientist commented to Research Professional News, “They seem to be concerned their subsidi
We, members of the American and international academic community, professors and students alike, emphatically condemn the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its contempt for international law. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we are humbled by their courage, and with those in Russia who are protesting a war of choice launched by their government. We are committed to extend our support, in whatever ways we can, to scholars and students who fin
Published by Brown News, on March 3, 2022 Brown, in partnership with University in Exile Consortium and Scholars at Risk, is working to provide a safe academic home to Ukrainian scholars. They have also organized a fundraiser for the purchase and delivery of much-needed medical supplies, raising $42,000 so far. Scholars on campus have also organized spaces for discussion of the conflict. Full article linked here.
On January 25, 2022, the Vienna-based Central European University (CEU) held an online conference on academic freedom in Egypt to protest the detainment of their student Ahmed Samir Santawy, who was sentenced by the Egyptian court on June 22, 2021, to four years on arbitrary charges and has been kept in solitary confinement since then. Endangered Scholars Worldwide condemns the Egyptian authorities’ excessive use of repressive measures including indefinite pre-trial detention