Human rights session
120th Statistical Mechanics Meeting, 2018, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
December 18, 2018
Sources and further reading
Lists of scholars seeking placement
Free to Think reports
Ayse Erzan and the Peace petition (Turkey)
- Overview of the events: Free to Think 2016 published by Scholars at Risk.
- The original text of the petition: We will not be a party to this crime.
- List of articles about the prosecution of academics from the Turkish news agency Bianet. The most recent article usually gives an overview of the state of the trials, and reports the number of trials held, as well as the number and nature of convictions.
- Statement by Ayse Erzan detailing the reasons for the petition.
- News article about Erzan's hearing and sentencing.
Serkan Golge and the Purge (Turkey)
- Overview of the events: Free to Think 2017 published by Scholars at Risk.
- Science Magazine article: Turkish-American NASA scientist sentenced to 7.5 years in prison
Ahmadreza Djalali (Iran)
- Article written by colleagues of Djalali on his career: Ahmadreza Djalali: questions everyone must ask by Francesco Della Corte, Frederick M Burkle Jr, Alba Ripoll Gallardo, Luca Ragazzoni, The Lancet, volume 389, number 10084, page 2101, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31303-X, 2017.
- Amnesty International articles: Iran: Prominent academic sentenced to death after grossly unfair trial and Iran: Upholding academic’s death sentence in secret shows utter contempt for right to life.
Xiyue Wang (Iran)
- Human Rights Watch article: Iran: Imprisoned foreign student threatened.
Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan, Hatoon al-Fassi (Saudi Arabia)
- Human Rights Watch article: Saudi Arabia: Detained Women Reported Tortured.
- Amnesty International article with more details on the allegations of torture (the scholars are not named in this article): Saudi Arabia: Reports of torture and sexual harassment of detained activists
- Washington Post article with portraits of the activists: Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive -- and are paying dearly for it
Scholar Rescue Fund
- Most of the information comes from the SRF website, and the Institute for International Eduction history page.
- A complete list of the scholars helped by the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars is available here.
- Council for At-Risk Academics (United Kingdom).
- Philip Schwartz initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).