Letter to Israeli Prime Minister regarding the detention of Bir Zeit University student Abed Qattawi, one of the organizers of the Palestine International Festival who was detained by Israeli Military authorities.
Letter to al-Ahram regarding the actions of the Egyptian Press attacking the Ibn Khaldun Center in connection with the Conference on the UN Declaration on Minorities and People of the Arab World and Middle East to have been held in Cairo.
Letter to Baharaini government regarding forcible exile of Mr. Ahmed Hussein Mirza Abdul Khaleeq without explanation for this expulsion and denial of his right to return to the country.
Letter to the Saudi Arabian Government expressing continued concern over treatment of members of the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights as further academics with ties to this group have been arrested without criminal charges and are being held without visit or access to council. Additionally relatives of group members are now being targeted despite having no ties to the group solely as a means of pressuring activists to cease activities. (See 5/5/1994; 22/6/1993)
Letter to Israeli Authorities regarding the detention of Birzeit University students including student activists and leaders some of whom are members of the campus Islamic Bloc and have been held without charges amidst allegations of lack of council and mistreatment.
Letter to Syrian Authorities to express concerns about the detention and mistreatment of academics in Syria for their political affiliations, opinions or participation in groups that government considers subversive.
Letter to Tunisian Authorities expressing concern over the imprisonment of Moncef Marzouki on the charge of spreading false information liable to disturb public order and insult authorities despite Marzouki denying making these claims.
Letter to the Iranian President expressing concern over the arrest Mr. Saidi-Sirjani, political dissident and outspoken critic of the government censorship in Iran with politically inspired drug charges.
Letter to Tunisian President regarding the prolonged incommunicado detention of Tawfik Raji, Professor at the Sorbonne while on a visit to Tunisia possibly for political motives in contravention of Tunisian Law and International Law.
Letter to His Royal Majesty of Saudi Arabia concerning the reported arrest of Dr. Muhammad ibn Abdullah al-Mas’ari and dismissals of Dr. Abdullah ibn Humoud al-Tuwaijri and Dr. Abdullah al-Hamed for membership in the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights.
Letter to the President of Cairo University regarding the denial of full professorship for Nasir Hamid Abi Zayd and encouraging an investigation into the case in order to reopen the consideration for promotion in order to ensure that intellectual freedom is upheld by Cairo University.
Letter to the Sudanese Head of State and Defense Minister regarding the presidential decree to revoke the license of the Khartoum Branch of the Cairo University. The campus has been renamed Nilein University and the Egyptian president has been replaced with a Sudanese president.
Letter to the President of Yugoslavia expressing dismay over reported destruction of Muslim institutions and monuments by Serbian forces including an attack on the Institute for Oriental Studies in Sarajevo during which invaluable collections were destroyed.
Letter to the Yugoslavian President expressing concern over discriminatory policies which have resulted in Albanian professors and teachers losing their jobs and the closure of educational institutions in Kosovo which are acts of discrimination against the Albanian population of the city.
Letter to the President of the University of New Haven regarding their intent to open a campus in a location under Israeli military control which could serve to legitimize Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, would make it inaccessible to Palestinian students and faculty, and would violate international law undermining the peace process.
Letter to Sudanese Head of State and Defense Minister expressing concern over the wide range of human rights abuses affecting academic freedom in Sudan including: dismissal of university professors and administrators, imprisonment and possible torture of university professors and students, closure, occupation or interference at university campuses by security forces and the Islamization or Arabization of universities.
Letter to the Egyptian President regarding the decree to dissolve the AWSA being upheld in the Judicial Courts and refused to grant an injunction to allow AWSA to continue operating while awaiting the outcome of its appeal. (See 18/2/1992; 16/9/1991)
Imprisonment of Muhammad Ali Habib for activities as a member of an independent human rights organization
Letter to the Syrian President expressing concern over the trial, detention, and mistreatment of Muhammad Ali Habib, Lecturer at University of al-Lathiqiyya and member of the Committee for the Defense of Democratic Reforms and Human Rights in Syria. Dr. Habib was sentenced to nine years imprisonment after a trial that was devoid of the basic elements of due process.
Letter to the Israeli Prime Minister expressing concern of the decision of the Israeli Security Office to deny Dr. Khalil Shikaki, professor of political science at al-Najah University permission to return to his home in the West Bank despite having the proper permits to do so.
Letter to the Israeli Prime Minister expressing concern over the continuation of the closure of Bir Zeit University into its fourth consecutive year. Bir Zeit is the last university to remain closed and the students and faculty continue to be denied access to classes and educational facilities. (See 20/11/1990; 21/6/1990)