Letter to Bahraini government regarding the suspension of De. Munira Ahmed Fakhro from her position at the University of Bahrain after her refusal to retract statements made in a petition calling for governmental reforms and renouncing the use of violence in political disputes. Approximately 90 other women signatories have been put in a similar situation with threats of losing their jobs.
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Letter to Saudi authorities to express concern over the convictions and sentencing of academics to 15 years in prison for an alleged attack on a security officer.
Letter to Bahraini Authorities concerning the arrest of Shaikh al-Jamri and members of his family in the absence of any criminal charges and evidence that he was targeted based on his political beliefs.
Letter to Syrian Authorities concerning the imprisonment of American University of Beirut student Nizar Nayouf for participating in the organization of a human rights association and his subsequent inhumane treatment being kept in solitary confinement and deprivation of medical treatment.
Letter to Egyptian Authorities regarding the court ruling divorcing Professor Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and his wife Professor Ibtihal Yunis against their wills on the grounds that he is an apostate and not eligible to be married to a Muslim woman.
Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the arrest and treatment of Basil Ramsis who was severely beaten by agents of the State Security Investigations Department during his arrest and unlawful detention and interrogated at SSI headquarters for participation in peaceful protests.
Second letter to Tunisian Authorities regarding the continued travel ban and governmental interference in the professional activities of the human rights activists Moncef Marzouki and confiscation of his passport without explanation. (See 22/12/1994)
Letter to Yemenite Authorities regarding the dismissal of Dr. Abu Bakr al-Sakkaf from his position at Sana’a University due to his political opinions in direct violation of the principles of academic freedom.
Letter to Israeli Authorities regarding reports that Birzet University student Ahmad Ibrahim Sa’id who has been under arrest since June 1994 and been subjected to torture while in detention.
Letter to Tunisian Authorities expressing concern over the decision to prevent Dr. Moncef Marzouki from attending the Human Rights Watch Award Ceremony in New York where he was to be awarded for his outstanding contributions to human rights as well as being under close governmental surveillance since his release from detention.
Letter to Iranian Authorities expressing grave concern over the reported death of activist Mr. Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani who died in detention after being held for eight months without trial or access to council under suspicious circumstances and urging the government to do an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
Letter to Yemenite Authorities regarding the recent intimidation of professors and university departments to not discuss political uses in the classroom or with students leading many professors to leave Sanaa due to the hostile atmosphere being created. Additionally the arrest and mistreatment of professors as a means of intimidation is in obvious violation of international human rights norms.
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 Saudi Arabian government regarding further measures taken against members of the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights after the dissolution of the group including dismissals from university posts, travel bans, imprisonment and reports of death threat and torture forcing many group members to flee the country. (See 22/6/1993)
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.