Urgent Call to Action to Halt Execution of Detained Geographer (da Michelle Ledoux)

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Urgent Call to Action to Halt Execution of Detained Geographer

che le giunge da Michelle Ledoux attraverso la AAG.

Di seguito il contenuto del messaggio:

Last week the AAG reached out to all of its members to bring attention to the situation of Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a geography professor and former university president currently detained and at risk of execution in China. Information regarding his circumstances is limited, but based on what we know, we are concerned about the fate of a fellow geographer and concerned about the protection of academic freedom and human rights. We are asking for information transparency to understand this issue and the grounds for his detainment and conviction. We are also seeking information and advice from our geography community. We would appreciate hearing from those who may know Dr. Tiyip, his work, or are familiar with this particular case. We would also appreciate insights from those with experience handling these types of issues and anyone with feedback on our approach. 

Please consider sharing the message below with your group members. Colleagues in Dr. Tiyip’s areas of research may be particularly interested (e.g. Energy and Environment, Climate, Water, Geomorphology, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, and Remote Sensing), but we welcome this to be shared with all groups. 

For questions or to share information or feedback, contact onlinepetition@aag.org.

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Urgent Call to Action to Halt Execution of Detained Geographer

 

The AAG calls upon the scientific community to support Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip, former president of Xinjiang University and geography professor, who is at risk of execution in China. The two-year reprieve of his death sentence fast approaches and urgent intervention is needed.

 

An online petition details the circumstances of Dr. Tiyip’s arrest and our formal request for intervention. We ask you to sign on to the letter and to share this widely with your colleagues. Information regarding his circumstances is limited. Based on what we know, we are concerned about the fate of a fellow geographer and concerned about the protection of academic freedom and human rights. 

 

It is of utmost importance for us to reach out by October 19th.

 

We are asking for information transparency to understand this issue and the grounds for detainment and conviction. We are also seeking information and advice from our geography community. We would appreciate hearing from those who may know Dr. Tiyip, his work, or are familiar with this particular case. We would also appreciate insights from those with experience handling these types of issues and anyone with feedback on our approach. 

 

To see the list of signatories, visit bit.ly/TashpolatTiyip. The list will be updated daily.  For questions or to share information or feedback, contact onlinepetition@aag.org

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