July 30, 2015

2014 Annual Report

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During 2014, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, academics, engineers and physicians. We wrote in concern for more than 30 individuals or groups of individuals, located in 11 countries. We generally addressed our letters to the heads of state, as well as to the ministries or local authorities with jurisdiction over the case when we were able to  … continue reading >>

Malaysian Law Professor’s Remarks
On Crisis Lead to Sedition Charges

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Azmi Sharom, an associate professor of law at the University of Malaysia Faculty of Law compared an ongoing political crisis to a situation in 2009 and criticised the secrecy with which the issue was treated. He is being prosecuted for sedition. CCS requested that to the extent his statements were made in respect to his professional competence as a legal scholar, the charges should be dropped as  … continue reading >>

Continued Police Investigation of Malaysian Law Professor After Reinstatement Violates Academic Freedom, CCS States

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CCS wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia protesting the continuing investigation of Aziz Bari, a law professor at International Islamic University of Malaysia.  … continue reading >>