Endangered Scholars Worldwide

On this website and in each issue of Social Research, the Center for Public Scholarship publishes the names of and information about scholars who have been threatened, imprisoned, or otherwise persecuted, along with ways to offer them support.

Social Research was founded by a community of scholars known as the University in Exile, refugees from Nazi Europe who found a home at The New School. We see this new effort as consistent not only with our own history as a journal but with the need to call attention to the increasing, often brutal attempts to silence our colleagues around the world.

Bahrain [+]

Benin [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Damien Degbe  

Burma (Myanmar) [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Ko Aung Htun (Student)

Cameroon [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Enoh Meyomesse  

China [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Ilham Tohti   
Zhu Jianrong  
Xia Yeliang  
Tashi Rabten (pen name Te'urang)  
Guo Quan  
Liu Xiaobo  

Ethiopia [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Manyazewal Eshetu  

India [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Wangchuk Dorje  

Iran [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Abdolreza Ghanbari  
Saeed Madani  
Payman Aref (Student)
Ashkan Zahabian (Student)
Farhad Vakilinia  
Naeem Najafi (Student)
Sajjad Jahanfar  
Baha'i Institute for Higher Education  
Omid Kokabee (Student)
Soroush Sabet (Student)
Masoud Sepehr   
Leva Khanjani  (Student)
Bahareh Hedayat (Student)
Dr. Mostafa Alavi  
Behrooz Javid-Tehrani (Student)
Arzhang Davoodi  
Zia Nabavi  (Student)
Majid Tavakoli (Student)

Israel [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Ahmad Qatamesh  

Italy [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Enzo Boschi, franco Barberi, bernardo De Bernardis, Gulio Salvagi, Calvi Gianmichele, and Claudio Eva  

Mongolia [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Rolmaajidiin Tsengel  

Morocco [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Azeddine Slimani, Abdellah Bella, Mohamed Tlemcani  

Russia [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Svyatoslav Bobyshev and Yevgeny Afanasyev

Saudi Arabia [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Dr. Yusuf al-Ahmad  
Dr. Abdul Kareem Yousef Al- Khodr  
Dr. Sa'ud Mukhtar Al- Hashimi   
Nadhir al-Majid  
Sa'ud al-Dughaithir, Muhammad bin Nasir al-Ghamidi, and al-Karim al-Khadhar  

Sudan [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Sidig Noreen Ali Abdalia  
   

Syria [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Bahjet Jundali  
Mahmoud Bahbouh  
Radwan and Yassin Ziadeh  
Abdulrahman Alkhateb  
Islam al-Dabbas and Majid al-Din Kholani (Students)

Turkey [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Büşra Ersanli  
Fatih Himioglu  
Ragip Zarakolu  

Vietnam [+]

Open cases (most recent first):

 
Tran Khai Thanh Thuy  
Dinh Nguyen Kha  (Student)
Nguyen Phuong Uyen  

Released scholars:

 
Abdollah Momeni (Iran) 
Afshin Keshtkari (Iran)
Javad Alkhani (Iran)
Nasim Soltan Beigi (Iran) 
Dr. Fariborz Rais Dana (Iran)
Alexander Otroschenkov (Belarus)
Zheng Yichun (China)
Prof. Nasser bin Ghaith (United Arab Emirates)
Pham Minh Hoang (Vietnam)
Emadeddin Baghi (Iran)
Drs. Arash and Kamiar Alaei (Iran)
Dr. Xu Zerong (David Tsui) (China)
Dr. Lü Gengsong (China)
Justice M. Mbuh (Cameroon)
Dr. Igor Sutyagin (Russia)
Kian Tajbakhsh (Iran)
Zahra Boudkhour (Morocco)
Saeed Laylaz (Iran)
Dr. Nooshin Edabi  (Iran)
Mohammad Maleki (Iran)
Dr. Ussama al-Mulla  (Iran)
Esha Momeni (Iraq)
Dr. Mehdi Zakerian (Iran)
Dr. 'Abdullah al-Hamid  (Iran)
Amin Ghazaei (Saudi Arabia)
Mehrnoushe Solouki (Iran)
Dr. Hu Shigen  (China)
Dr. Anwar Hossain, Dr. Harunor-Rashid, Dr. Sadrul Amin, Dr. Neem Chandra Bhoumik, Dr. Sabbir Sattar Tapu, Dr. Chowdhury Sarawr Jahan Sajal (Bangladesh)
Dr. 'Aref Dalilah    (Syria)
Dr. Berhanu Nega   (Ethiopia)
   
 
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