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Scholars at Risk undertakes activities on behalf of scholars still under threat in their home country-such as those suffering prosecution on improper or false charges or wrongfully imprisoned-as well as against widespread threats to an entire faculty, university or system.

This table lists scholars who are currently detained or facing charges, suffering threats or missing. Please contact SAR to receive detailed information on any of the below scholars.

Name Country Field Risk/status Updated
Hamid Babaei
Iran
Marketing/Finance
Imprisoned 2014-06-30
Abdolfattah Soltani Iran Human Rights Imprisoned 2014-06-30
Abdolreza Ghanbari Iran Persian Literature Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Abduljalil Al-Singace Bahrain Mechanical Engineering Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Ales Bialiatski Belarus Literature On parole
2014-06-30
Evgenij Afanasyev Russia Gas Dynamics, Chemistry Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Guo Quan China Chinese Literature Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Kemal Guruz Turkey
Chemical Engineering Facing charges 2014-06-30
Lu Jianhua China Sociology Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Busra Ersanli Turkey Political Science Facing charges 2014-06-30
Ragip Zarakolu Turkey Human Rights Facing charges 2014-06-30
Omid Kokabee Iran Physics Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Ramin Zibaei Iran Psychology Imprisoned  2014-06-30
Mohammad al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Economics Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Ilham Tohti China Economics Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Mahdi Abu Dheeb Bahrain Education Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Mohammad Maleki Iran Human Rights Released (unconfirmed)
2014-06-30
Svyatoslav Bobyshev Russia Gas Dynamics, Chemistry Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Suren Gazaryan Russia Environmental Activism Facing charges 2014-06-30
Coskun Musluk Turkey International Relations Facing charges 2014-06-30
Hadif Al Owais United Arab Emirates Law Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Liu Xiaobo China Literature Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Sergei Vizir Russia Economics Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Pham Minh Hoang Vietnam Mathematics Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Befikadu Hailu Ethiopia Organizational Learning Facing charges 2014-06-30
Zelalem Kibret Ethiopia Law Imprisoned
2014-06-30
Amr Hamzawy Egypt Political Science Facing charges 2014-06-30
Alexander Sodiqov Tajikistan Conflict Resolution Facing charges
2014-06-30
Sadegh Zibakalam Iran Political Science Facing charges 2014-06-30
Abraha Desta Ethiopia Political Science Imprisoned 2014-07-29
Sidig Noreen Ali Abdalla Sudan [unavailable]
Imprisoned 2014-07-31
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