Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing very grave concern and mounting consternation over the continued intimidation, arrests, expulsions, and unwarranted violent crackdown carried out by the Iranian authorities against peaceful student activists on Iranian university campuses, as well as the latest spate of harassment and dismissal of university faculty on grounds of political and ideological dissent.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing concern about the recent arrests and continued detention of a large number of academics, scholars, and student activists in Iran without any formal charges and without access to legal representation. The 9 July 2009 arrest of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, a prominent Iranian-American social scientist, is a primary focus.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressing grave concern regarding the large-scale wave of intimidation, arrests, and campus expulsions carried out by Iranian security forces against peaceful student activists and protesters on various university campuses throughout Iran since December 2008.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the treatment by security forces of student demonstrators on several university campuses.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding a police attack against Shiraz University student meeting.
Joint letter with the International Society for Iranian Studies to Ayatollah Sayyid ‘Ali Khamenei regarding the arrests of Iranian-American academics in Iran.
Statement of concern regarding travel to Iran.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the harassment of six students at Amir Kabir University in Tehran.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to express concern over reports that the government planned to use mandatory retirement requirements in a discriminatory manner to purge liberal and secular faculty.
Letter to Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei regarding the sentencing of individuals over translation of Mernissi book.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamene’I regarding the death sentence and other harsh penalties issued against Professor Hashem Aghajari.
Letter to President Mohamed Khatami regarding the continued denial of the right to higher education to the Baha'is of Iran.
Second letter to Iranian Authorities regarding the case of Dr. Soroush and the threats and intimidation he is facing which not only reduce his academic freedom but also endanger his life, the most recent of which is the confiscation of his passport preventing him from attending major academic conferences. (See 31/1/1996)
Letter to Iranian Government expressing concern over the attack on Dr. Abdul-Karim Sorush by a group at the University where he was to deliver a lecture to students on mysticism as well as other threats, intimidation on infringements of his academic freedom.