Jun 25

Researchers at Risk: The Detention of Alex Sodiqov

A global discussion taking place June 26- July 1. 2014

Join the London Discussion:

Friday, June 27 (12pm-1pm)

SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building (Basement),

London, UK

Since 16 June 2014 Alexander Sodiqov, a young scholar and PhD student at the University of Toronto, has been in the custody of the security services in Tajikistan. The detention incommunicado of a young scholar has generated an international outcry—from students, from scholars, from universities,
from human rights groups, and from foreign governments. In this global discussion, held in at least nine settings, scholars consider  not only the latest information about Sodiqov’s detention but also
the broader implications for research scholars around the globe.

Chair: Professor Jonathan Goodhand, (SOAS)

Principal Speakers:

 Dr. John Heathershaw (University of Exeter)

Saule Mukhametrakhimova, (Central Asia Editor, IWPR)