17 October 2019 - The international press has just released the news that our colleague, Roland Marchal, Researcher at the CNRS and CERI Sciences Po, has been incarcerated in Iran since June 2019.
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.
Sciences Po is in continuous 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.
With the help of the French authorities, the Sciences Po community is doing all that we can to provide assistance and support to our colleagues.