November 22, 2014

A New Joint Petition for Omid Kokabee

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CCS urges those who support the human rights of scientists to sign this petition created by Free Omid, with the support of Amnesty International, and the Committee of Concerned Scientists. It was set up with the aim of combining the efforts of institutions, organizations and every single supporter of Omid Kokabee's into a unique petition. It advocates his unconditional release from prison and will  … continue reading >>

Sign Petition on Behalf of Kemal Gürüz

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In July, we protested the arrest of one of Turkey’s most prominent academic reformers, Kemal Gürüz, who was arrested and jailed for the second time based on charges of participation in a 1997 plot. He is a retired chemical engineer and former president of both the Turkish of Higher Education Council (YÖK) and the Turkish science-funding agency TÜBITAK. The move was condemned by human-rights  … continue reading >>

Petition for the Release of Omid Kokabee

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To: His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamene'i The Supreme Leader The Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran Sponsored By: Committee of Concerned Scientists Your Eminence: The Committee of Concerned Scientists, an independent organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars devoted to the protection and advancement of human rights and scientific freedom for colleagues all over the  … continue reading >>

Petition for the Release of Drs. Haberal and Hilmioglu from Prison in Turkey

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We urge the signing of this petition for the release of Drs. Haberal and Hilmioglu for health reasons pending the outcome of their trials. To:  His Excellency Abdullah Gul, President of the Republic of Turkey This petition is sponsored by the Committee of Concerned Scientists — an independent organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars devoted to the protection and advancement  … continue reading >>

Petition for the Release of Omid Kokabee

Please sign this petition for Omid Kokabee, an Iranian graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin, who was arrested on a visit to Iran last winter. He recently went on trial in Iran.  … continue reading >>