Letter to protest the recent spate of aggressions of Palestinian students at Israeli universities, that have included incitement, intimidation and detention. We condemn, as well, the apparent collusion between Israeli security forces and right-wing nationalists in the harassment of Palestinian students.
Ninth letter to the government of Iran regarding the worrisome circumstances of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, incarcerated since April 2016 on false charges and sentenced to death. This time, we urge the rescinding of the judiciary's order of execution expected to occur by 21 May 2022.
Fourth letter to Egyptian authorities regarding the case of Waleed Salem, Ph.D. student at University of Washington, arrested in Cairo in 2018, and then released without charges from pre-trial detention, but subjected to a travel ban ever since.
Letter to the Egyptian authorities calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest and subsequent death of economics researcher Ayman Hadhoud.
Letter protesting new Israel Government directive regarding selection of international scholars and students to teach and study in Palestinian Universities
Letter to Israeli authorities protesting the Government’s proposed policy regarding the selection of international scholars and students to teach and study in Palestinian universities, giving the Israeli military the unilateral power to select and exclude scholars and students and limiting their numbers significantly, while censoring certain disciplines and foci of research. If implemented, the policy would undermine Palestinian universities' ability to recruit appropriate faculty and curtail Palestinians' academic freedom.
Letter to Iranian authorities objecting to the recent dismissals of Iranian university professors.
Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the reimprisonment of Prof. Fariba Adelkhah.
Letter to the President of the University of Washington protesting the treatment of Professor Liora Halperin.
Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing concern about the continued detention of Kholoud Said, a translator and the head of the Translation Unit of the publication department at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and free-lance translator Marwa Arafa, and calling for their immediate release.
Letter to the Israeli government in protest of the latest invasion of Birzeit University, on 10 January 2022, and the assault and arrest of several Birzeit University students.
Letter to the Israeli government protesting the ongoing and intensified attacks on Palestinian universities and civil society organizations. We highlight, in particular, the pre-dawn invasion of Birzeit University by Israeli soldiers on 14 December 2021 and the designation, on 22 October, of six Palestinian civil society organizations as "terrorist."
Letter regarding the continuing attacks on Boğaziçi University’s students and faculty under the leadership of the new rector, Mehmet Naci İnci
Letter to President Erdoğan regarding the continuing attacks against the Boğaziçi University’s students and faculty, including police raids, securitization and militarization of the university campus, dismissals of professors through arbitrary rectoral decisions, and criminalization of peaceful academic protest.
Letter to Egyptian authorities calling for the release of Professor Ayman Mansour Nada, the chair of the Radio and Television Department at Cairo University’s Faculty of Mass Communication.
Letter to Saudi authorities expressing concern about the reported dismissals of Yemeni scholars, physicians and other professionals from their positions at universities in the southern provinces of al-Baha, Asir, Jazan and Najran.
Letter to the King of Bahrain to protest the ongoing detention and worsening condition of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, a Bahraini professor of engineering sentenced to life in prison after taking part in peaceful protests in 2011.
Letter to Iranian authorities calling for immediate release of imprisoned conservationist, Niloufar Bayani
Letter to Iranian authorities calling for the immediate release of conservationist, Niloufar Bayani, who is serving a 10-year sentence on dubious charges and is experiencing declining health. Bayani has contracted the Covid-19 virus in prison and has been sent to a quarantine isolation ward with inadequate medical support.
Letter to UAE authorities expressing concern about the deteriorating health of Ahmed Mansoor, the internationally acclaimed human rights activist and drawing attention to the continuing imprisonment of Nasser bin Ghaith as well as to the Pegasus Project allegations over the use of spyware against academics and others.
Letter regarding the termination of the contracts of two professors at Boğaziçi University by Acting-Rector Mehmet Naci İnci
Letter to President Erdoğan regarding the termination of the contracts of two professors at Boğaziçi University by Acting-Rector Mehmet Naci İnci, who is continuing the politically motivated campaign against Boğaziçi University’s autonomous university governance launched by his predecessor, the controversially appointed Rector, Melih Bulu.
Letter Protesting Israeli Army Arrest of 45 Palestinian University Students, and Ongoing Detention of 15 after a Solidarity Visit to a Demolished Home in Turmus ‘Aya
Please see our letter to Israeli officials protesting the Israeli army arrest of 45 Palestinian university students, and ongoing detention of 15 after a solidarity visit to a demolished home in Turmus 'Aya.
Letter to Iranian authorities objecting to the unjust prosecution and sentencing of Dr. Parviz Tarikhi for scholarly research on peaceful uses of space.
MESA CAF protests the brutal murder of BZU student Fadi Washaha and the ongoing targeting of students, faculty, and employees at Palestinian universities as part of a larger campaign against higher education under Israeli occupation.
Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing concern regarding the deterioration of academic freedom in the country, including the continued detention of several scholars, leveling of new charges against some who are already detained, and restrictions on travel of previously detained researchers.