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FARIBA ADELKHAH AND ROLAND MARCHAL INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE

The international support committee was officialised in October 2019. Its aim is to mobilize the academic community for the release of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, and to defend the independence and freedom of research in regions of the world where it is increasingly threatened and politically exploited.

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SCIENCES PO EXPRESSES ITS SUPPORT

Dear colleagues,

You have without doubt learned through the press of the detention in Iran of our colleague Roland Marchal, Researcher at the CNRS and CERI.

For safety reasons, the French authorities had not revealed the news of his arrest and had asked us to maintain the utmost discretion.

The scandalous, appalling and arbitrary incarceration of Roland Marchal adds to that of Fariba Adelkhah.

We are in contact with the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs who is keeping us informed of their well-being, on the progress of their legal proceedings and the actions being taken to build their defence.

Rest assured that with the help of the French authorities, we are doing all that we can to provide assistance and support to our colleagues.

The entire Sciences Po community addresses a message of affection and solidarity to Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and their loved ones.

Olivier Duhamel, President of the FNSP

Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po

16 October 2019

#FreeFariba #FreeRoland

 

PROTEST BY THE FRENCH NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (CNRS)

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Le CNRS proteste vigoureusement contre l’arrestation et la détention de Roland Marchal, directeur de recherche CNRS, retenu depuis plusieurs mois en Iran. Il suit avec une très grande attention les actions menées par le gouvernement français et en particulier le Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires Etrangères (MEAE) pour obtenir sa libération. Le CNRS apporte à Roland Marchal la protection fonctionnelle due à tous les agents de l’organisme.

Roland Marchal, dont les travaux portent sur l’économie et les conflits dans l’Afrique sub-saharienne, se rendait en Iran pour rejoindre Fariba Adelkhah, anthropologue franco-iranienne, également détenue depuis le mois de juin.

Le CNRS a demandé à tous les chercheurs et chercheuses de suspendre toute mission en Iran.

17 October 2019

 

FURTHER READING AND SUPPORT

- Sciences Po faculty (english) July 2019

- Association Française de Science Politique (French Political Science Association) July 2019

- Association des chercheurs de Politique africaine (ACPA), 16 October 2019

- Les Afriques dans le monde (LAM), 17 October 2019

- GIS "Afrique", 17 October 2019

- Fonds d'analyses des sociétés politiques (FASOPO), 17 October 2019

- The facts about Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal: What we know

- Iran - Situation of Roland Marchal - Q&A - From the press briefing (16 October 2019), French Diplomacy

 

You will find below a list of some of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal's publications, available on this website.