MESA is pleased to report that the prominent Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab has been released from prison – albeit under “severe restrictions” – after serving four of a five-year sentence.
- All Committee on Academic Freedom
Letter regarding the recent amendments made to Turkey’s Higher Education Law that enable arbitrary and unconstitutional forms of punishment against faculty and politically motivated closures of private universities.
Letter to the University of Wisconsin protesting the Horowitz Center’s attack on Professor Samer Alatout
Letter to the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison protesting the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Scurrilous Attack on Professor Samer Alatout.
Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the arrest and extended pre-trial detention of Kholoud Said, a translator at Bibliotheka Alexandrina, and calling for reform of the criminal code that allows for multiple renewals of the pre-trial detention period
Letter to Duke University criticizing the questioning of a student because of her social media posts
Letter to the vice provost/vice president of Duke University criticizing the summoning of a student for questioning over her social media posts.
Letter regarding recent developments affecting Istanbul Sehir University that have compromised the university’s governance and autonomy and now threaten it with closure as a result of an apparently politically motivated campaign by the Turkish government.
Concern regarding the well-being of Australian-British dual national Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert imprisoned in Iran
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing our grave concern over the well-being of Australian-British dual national, Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2018.
Letter to Israeli authorities regarding the recent sentencing and continued imprisonment of Mais Abu Gush, a Birzeit University student who has been detained since August 2019.
Letter to Saudi authorities protesting the death in custody and after medical negligence of scholar, rights advocate, and political detainee Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid.
Calling for immediate release of Niloufar Bayani and her conservationist colleagues from Iran’s prison
Letter to Iranian authorities calling for the immediate release of Niloufar Bayani and her conservationist colleagues given the abusive detention practices and due process failures of their imprisonment.
Letter to Iranian authorities calling for the immediate release of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal amid their personal health crisis and deteriorating health conditions in the country’s prisons.
Letter to the president and executive vice chancellor of UCSC protesting disciplinary action against striking international graduate students.
Urging immediate release of Patrick Zaki and other scholars from Egyptian state pre-trial detention without justifiable cause
Letter urging the immediate release of Patrick Zaki, student at the University of Bologna, Italy, who has been detained by Egyptian security forces since 7 February 2020 and tortured. Letter also urges the immediate release of all students and scholars held in pre-trial detention without justification.
Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo regarding the U.S. government’s decision to bar prominent British-Israeli architect Dr. Eyal Weizman from entering the United States. Dr. Weizman had been invited by Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) for the opening of Forensic Architecture’s first major exhibition.
Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver responds to February 20 CAF letter regarding allegations of anti-Semitism.
Letter to the presidents of Pitzer and Pomona colleges regarding allegations by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Letter to the Chancellor of UCLA on the Department of Education's Investigation.
A follow-up letter to the administration of Hebrew University with a call for the University to declare its solidarity with Issawiyah and to act immediately to demilitarize the campus.
Concerns regarding Fariba Adelkhah’s hunger strike and the health of Roland Marchal detained in Iran
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the health and well-being of French academics Drs. Adelkhah and Marchal detained in Iran.
Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the unlawful arrest of students and unlawful invasion of university space in the aftermath of the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 on 8 January 2020.
Letter to the president of NYU regarding the Department of Education's investigation of alleged discrimination against Jewish students
Hebrew University reports that they have no involvement with decisions about police activity in response to CAF's 22 January 2020 letter.