January 13, 2019

It has been over 30 months since Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish citizen and scholar of disaster medicine, was arrested in Iran. On October 19, 2018, Djalali underwent an operation in Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital. This operation took place after Djalali had s...

October 9, 2018

In the latest wave of oppression against Baha’i students in Iran, Anahita Horr, an undergraduate at the School of Architecture at Rasam Institute of Higher Education in Karaj, has been expelled from her university and barred from continuing her education because she is...

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...

September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018 Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that a University of Tehran photography student was sentenced to seven years in prison by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court.

Parisa Rafiei, 21, was arrested on February 25, 2018 by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry f...

July 24, 2018

According to a report published by BBC Persian on July 22, 2018, some 120 academics from universities across Iran issued an open letter dated July 16 that called for President Hassan Rouhani to immediately suspend judicial cases against more than 150 students who...

May 7, 2018

Supporters of Xiyue Wang, the Princeton University graduate student who has been imprisoned in Iran for almost two years, will hold a rally at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in front of the Frist Campus Center. The event is open to the public.

Xiyue Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, will...

May 1, 2018

Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian professor at the Imperial College of London, has been arrested by security forces in Tehran, according to Iran's semi-official news agency, FARS. 

Edalat was detained on April 15, 2018 and is believed to be in the custody of Ira...

April 8, 2018

The rector of the University of Copenhagen has signed a letter expressing concern over the death sentence issued against Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a scholar of disaster medicine.
Djalali was arrested in April 2016 in Iran as apparent retaliation for peacefully exercising...

February 12, 2018

Kavous Seyed Emami, a 63-year-old Iranian-Canadian environmental activist, died in prison in Tehran. Authorities claim Emami committed suicide; however, his family has asked for an independent autopsy. 

On January 11, 2018, Chief Prosecutor Abbas Jafari D...

February 6, 2018

Iran’s Supreme Court has rejected a request to review the death sentence given to Ahmadreza Djalali, a university professor accused of passing information to Israel.

On February 6, 2018, Djalali's lawyer, Zeinab Taheri, said, “The judge rejected our request on Sunday in...

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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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