Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei concerning the restrictions of scholars in Iran to attend the International Society for Iranian Studies conference in Istanbul, Turkey on August 1-5, 2012.
Harsh treatment of student activists and blatant disregard for freedom of expression on university campuses
Since the disputed election of 2009, the Iranian authorities have intensified their repression and persecution of non-violent student activists and scholars on and off university campuses. Hundreds of students on campuses throughout Iran have been banned from study, arrested, given arbitrary and harsh sentences, imprisoned, and tortured. The letter calls for immediate and unconditional release of all students and scholars of conscience imprisoned in Iran for their political views and non-violent activism.
Letter concerning the recent spate of harsh and unwarranted sentencing of a number of prominent scholars, intellectuals, and academic rights activists, including the continued persecution of Mr. Emadeddin Baghi and the announcement by Iranian authorities on September 21, 2010, that he has been sentenced to an additional six years imprisonment. Mr. Baghi is an internationally-renowned independent scholar and a prolific author, a prominent journalist, and a leading human rights and prisoners’ rights defender, who also has campaigned against capital punishment and torture in Iran.
Letter concerning the recent death sentences and executions, as well as continued harassment, imprisonment, and expulsions targeting university faculty and administrators, teachers, and non-violent student activists in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Violent treatment, arrest, and harsh sentencing of students and activists across Iran since the Ashura demonstrations
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing the grave concern over the violent treatment, arrest, and harsh sentencing of students and activists across Iran since the Ashura demonstrations of late December 2009.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei regarding the December 7, 2009, national Student Day anniversary in Iran, which was marked by large-scale violence carried out against protesting students across the country by the Iranian security forces.
Letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei expressing shock and dismay at the arrest, conviction, and harsh sentencing of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh.
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.