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Endangered Scholars Worldwide d r . b e r h a n u n e g a , an economist and a leading m em ber of Ethiopia’s m ain opposition party, has taught at both Bucknell University and the University of Addis Ababa. In the spring of 2005 he was elected mayor of Addis Ababa. He was subsequently arrested and im prisoned that fall, following a protest over election irregularities, and in July 2007 was sentenced to life im prisonm ent and perm anently denied the right to vote or run for office. The web site has been set up to track Dr. Nega’s case, to collect signatures on a petition for his release, and to provide further inform ation about w hat can be done on his behalf. d r . k i a n t a j b a k h s h , a social scientist and urban planner, was arrested in Tehran by the Iranian authorities on or about May 11, 2007. He is being held in solitary confinem ent in Evin Prison and has been charged w ith spying for the United States. To sign a statem ent on Dr. Tajbakh’s behalf (see text below), please visit our web site at For m ore inform ation about Dr. Tajbakhsh’s arrest and the campaign for his release, visit His personal web site, w ith infor­ m ation about his work, is (Information current as ofJuly 16,2007) Endangered Scholars W orldw ide vii ...


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