During 2010, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, academics, and their organizations. We wrote in concern for over 35 individuals or organizations, located in 15 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 identify them. We contacted the ambassador of the country involved, as well as the US embassy or the US State Department where we could hope for their assistance.
The summaries in the attached report will give you an idea of the grave risks our colleagues are running in exercising their human rights, as well as of the rare victories we achieved on their behalf. Even as we write, some of the countries involved in our efforts are reverberating with unprecedented demands by their own populations for greater respect for their human rights.
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