Archives: Scholars at Risk
Friday, November 13, 2015
Challenges of Human Rights Defenders – Scholars at Risk Ottawa
Join Hossein Raeesi, Carleton and uOttawa’s first Scholar At Risk, and Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio’s All in a Day, on Nov. 30 for a special presentation on the challenges of human rights defenders. After working for 20 years in Shiraz as a criminal and human rights lawyer, Raeesi moved to Canada in...
Monday, October 26, 2015
From Iranian lawyer to Canadian professor: Spotlight on Carleton’s first Scholar at Risk
By Cassandra Hendry, TLS staff writer For Hossein Raeesi, a criminal and human rights lawyer from Iran, the fight to end injustice and guarantee human rights for the oppressed is just a part of his daily job. After working for 20 years in Shiraz, Raeesi moved to Canada in 2012 to escape undue detention...