Our colleague and friend, anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah, was arrested in Iran in early June 2019. A specialist in Iranian sociology, Adelkhah has been Director of Research at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research (CERI) since 1993. Despite continued efforts on the part of this institution and the French authorities, Fariba Adelkhah remains in incarceration today.
Her arrest and prolonged detention constitute a breach of fundamental human rights and of the freedom to practice the academic profession. The whole community of Sciences Po strongly reaffirms its indignation at these actions and extends its heartfelt support to Fariba Adelkhah and to all researchers facing imprisonment in Iran.
President of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP)
President of Sciences Po