Iraqi historian's life at risk ... help needed

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Dear Colleagues,

Scholars at Risk (SAR), based at New York University, works to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars, in part by arranging temporary placements for scholars who suffer grave threats to their work or their person. SAR is sending us a summary profile of an Iraqi historian working in the field of Modern History/Turkish and Ottoman History whose life may be in danger and who is currently seeking assistance. Perhaps your university could accomodate our colleague. Thank you.

With best wishes,

Antoon De Baets
(Network of Concerned Historians)

P.S.: For other recent information on Iraq, see the petition campaign on behalf of five assassinated Iraqi historians at

[HNN Editor: As requested, we are withholding publication of details that might compromise the security of this historian. Readers interested in details can contact HNN.]

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