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...

June 21, 2017

On June 10, 2017, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang signed a special order into effect stripping French-Vietnamese mathematician and former political prisoner Pham Minh Hoang of his Vietnamese citizenship.

In the official letter, the Vietnam’s government informed Hoan...

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...

March 2, 2017

Mehmet Fatih Traş, a research assistant at Çukurova University, committed suicide on Friday evening in his home after he was fired from his job. Traş was one of the signatories of a Peace Declaration, which called on the government to halt operations by security forces...

January 30, 2017

Narges Bayani, a Ph.D student at NYU’s Institute for the Study Of The Ancient World, was among those who were detained at JFK. According to a Facebook post by Bayani’s sister, she was denied re-entry to the country and has to wait two days to take a flight back to Iran...

January 30, 2017

A Long Island PhD student from Iran has been detained at JFK for the past 24 hours following President Trump’s executive order instituting extreme vetting, her distraught friend told The Post.

“She arrived yesterday and she has been in detention for over 24 hours,” Mitr...

January 30, 2017

Samira Asgari had spent months planning her move from Switzerland to the United States. The 30-year-old Iranian woman had secured a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She’d won a prestigious award for her research...

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,...

December 3, 2016

Taliban militants publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer in Kabul Polytechnic university.

The militia took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student from his car as he traveled home to visit his family in Maidan Warda...

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...

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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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