November 25, 2017

In January 2016, 2,218 scholars from Turkey signed a petition titled “We will not be a party to this crime,” also known as the Peace Petition. The signatories (“Academics for Peace”) have been subjected to heavy pressure and persecution. Hundreds of the Turkish academi...

October 23, 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency has blocked three scheduled discussions of climate change by agency scientists at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to reporting by the New York Times.

The last-minute cancellation was reported Sunday, the day befor...

September 25, 2017

An Iranian disaster-medicine researcher who was sent to prison in April 2016 is due to go to trial on Sept 27, on charges of “collaboration with a hostile government”. Ahmadreza Djalali has been warned by the Iranian court that he may be facing a death sentence, accord...

September 6, 2017

On September 5, 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is being rescinded. As numerous accounts indicate, majority of DACA recipients are students who are enrolled in higher education institution...

September 2, 2017

On Tuesday August 29, 2017, Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir granted a pardon to Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, an engineering professor at the University of Khartoum, who was charged with six offences, some of which are punishable by death.

As we reported Mudawi Ibrahim Adam wa...

August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, the director of the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development at Chiang Mai University who organized an international conference on Thai studies along with four ot...

July 7, 2017

Twelve academics working at Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir province have been suspended for signing a peace declaration in 2016, according to the Evrensel daily.

According to reports on Wednesday that medical faculty staff Cem Terzi, İzge Günal, Halil Resmi and Halis U...

June 26, 2017

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

Liu, 61, was a key leader in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Liu was arrested in 2008 after penning a pro-democracy manifest...

March 28, 2017

The government-led witch hunt targeting the peaceful opposition in Turkey has cost two more academics their jobs. On March 27, 2017, Isik University (Istanbul) announced the dismissal of two of its faculty members, Sinan Birdal, assistant professor of international rel...

February 21, 2017

As the constitutional referendum in April 16, 2017 that proposes a regime change is approaching, the Turkish government continues to silence the democratic opposition through executive decrees. With a new emergency decree issued on Tuesday, February 7 2017, the Turkish...

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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

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