30 December 2013

SCHOLARatRISK: Unchained

Scholars at Risk
Dear SAR Friends,

Just two weeks ago, a scholar we have been helping escape threats in Iran finally arrived at a host university in Norway. It took months of work, involving many partners, to identify a campus ready to host, arrange the necessary support, get the invitation, and secure visas and tickets, all while working around restrictions in Iran. Even on his way to the airport, we all knew the scholar was not yet free. He could be turned back or detained at any time before takeoff, as so many others have been. Finally, we got the message that the plane was on its way. It said he was, finally, “unchained.”

Over the last year, Scholars at Risk helped over 250 scholarsescape threats and overcome pressures, including arranging positions at network-member campuses, providing advice, referrals and other services, and advocating for those held in prison or otherwise still under threat at home.  But there is still so much to do.  Right now we have over 200 pending cases of scholars needing our help. 
Will you help us to help them?  Will you please make a gift of $100, $500, $1000 or whatever level to Scholars at Risk today?  Every gift helps us protect more scholars.
Click here ("DONATE now") to make a contribution.   If you have already made your gift, thank you!

Rob Quinn
Executive Director
Scholars at Risk
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