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Reports indicate that Professor Ilham Tohti, a public intellectual and economics professor, was convicted on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison. Endangered Scholars Worldwide along with Scholars at Risk calls for letters, emails, and faxes urging Chinese authorities to ensure that Professor Tohti receives a fair opportunity to appeal this sentence before an impartial tribunal and that any charges or convictions related to his academic activities are lifted. Please find a sample letter here.
Free Omid, with the support of Amnesty International (AI) and the Committee of Concerned Scientists (CCS), has set up a petition with the aim of combining efforts of institutions,
organizations, and every supporter of Omid Kokabee in a unique petition. Please sign the petition here.
Close-up: Omid Kokabee (Iran)
Omid Kokabee, a physics graduate student from UT Austin, has been detained in Iran for the last two years under unjust charges and excessive sentencing. He was arrested at the airport in Iran after visiting a sick family member and sentenced to ten years in prison without having had access to a lawyer or due process.
Click here to view a video in support of Omid Kokabee.
Endangered scholar reports published in past issues of Social Research:
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.
If you are aware of a scholar or student whose case you believe we should investigate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open cases (most recent first):