During 2011, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars, as well as groups or scientific organizations threatened for political reasons. We wrote in concern for more than 20 individual colleagues or their organizations, located in 17 countries. We generally addressed our letters to the heads of state, as well as to the ministries or local authorities with jurisdiction over the issues when we were able to identify such bodies. Where we could hope for their assistance, we contacted the ambassador of the country involved, as well as the relevant US embassy or the US State Department.
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 and our partner human rights organizations have achieved on their behalf.
Download the Annual Report 2011 in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.