Prisoned 9 ½ years for insulting the president

In 2006, Bahareh Hedayat from Iran was elected the first women board member in Tahkim-e Vahdat, an Iranian pro-democratic student organization. One of her most important issues was to establish better student rights for women. Around midnight December 31 2009, Bahareh was arrested by the intelligence service for the fifth time in three years. They charged her for crimes concerning national security, such as propaganda against the political system, participating at illegal meetings and insulting the president. In May 2010, Bahareh was convicted to 9 ½ years prison in the notorious prison Evin. She is currently serving her sentence.

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Bruker utdanning og forskning i kampen for sosial rettferdighet

Bruker utdanning og forskning i kampen for sosial rettferdighet

SAIHs partner Nomadesc i Colombia jobber med mennesker som på en eller annen måte er ofre for den politiske konflikten i landet. – Utdanning er et transformerende verktøy. I prosjektene våre har vi oppnådd at sektorer styrkes og myndiggjøres gjennom utdanning og forskning, sier Berenice Celeita, leder for menneskerettighetsorganisasjonen.

Continuous threats against academics in Turkey

Continuous threats against academics in Turkey

"In terms of academics, I see no light in the short term", says Sarphan Uzunoğlu, who fled Turkey through the Scholars At Risk Network. He now works at University of Tromsø, and fears that Turkey will experience great migration of academics and other highly educated people.