AAAS Action Alerts

The AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program calls attention to human rights abuses involving scientists and scientific communities through the circulation of Action Alerts issued by professional associations on behalf of their colleagues or by human rights organizations.

Cases that are publicized through the Action Alerts are researched and developed by the association or organization that submits the call for action. The alerts provide important background information on the case(s), and recommend specific actions to support the victim(s) of human rights abuse. The Action Alerts reach hundreds of AAAS members and other concerned scientists and engineers who are a part of SRHRL’s network.

We invite you to join our Shractionalert network to help publicize cases that require action on the part of the scientific community.

View a list of scientists who were recognized by the Program at the AAAS Annual Meeting between 1994-2006.

2014 Alerts

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Egyptian Political Scientist, Professor Amr Hamzawy
March 12, 2014

2013 Alerts

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Busra Ersanli of Turkey
May 14, 2013

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Pinar Selek of Turkey
February 28, 2013

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Professor Ilham Tohti of China
February 12, 2013

2012 Alerts

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Mr. Omid Kokabee of Iran
December 3, 2012

Amnesty International
Call for Letters on Behalf of Mohamed Raed al-Tawil of Syria
November 19, 2012

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Professor Busra Ersanli of Turkey
September 27, 2012

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-SIngace of Bahrain
September 5, 2012

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Professor Kemal Gürüz of Turkey
July 24, 2012

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Mr. Omid Kokabee
May 24, 2012

2011 Alerts

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Professor Masaud Jahromi of Bahrain
December 20, 2011

The Committee of Concerned Scientists
Petition for the release of Drs. Haberal and Hilmioglu from prison in Turkey
November 26, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Mr. Ramin Zibaei of Iran
October 31, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Letters on Behalf of Mr. Ramin Zibaei of Iran
August 30, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Call for Urgent Action for Detained Professor Pham Minh Hoang
July 28, 2011

Physicians for Human Rights
Arrest and detention of Bahraini medical professionals
April 28, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Detained Economics Professor Nasser bin Ghaith
April 18, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Reimprisoned Bahraini mechanical engineering professor Abdul Jalil Al-Singace
March 21, 2011

Scholars at Risk Network
Imprisoned Philology Professor and Journalist Alyaksandr Fyaduta
February 24, 2011