Release Dr Miguel Beltrán

Dr Miguel BeltránDr Miguel Beltrán is a Colombian academic. He has published research on the Colombian conflict and is an outspoken critic of the government.

He was first arrested in May 2009 accused of ‘rebellion’ and then spent the next two years in a high-security jail awaiting trial. Following a high-profile international campaign, he was finally released in June 2011.

Since then the Colombian authorities have continued to persecute Dr Beltrán for his academic views, culminating in his arrest on 31 July 2015.

Dr Beltrán’s lawyers are currently petitioning the Colombian Supreme Court to make a decision on his appeal and to ensure that there is due process. But they need our help in persuading the Colombian authorities to act.

We are no longer collecting signatures for the letter which was was handed to the Colombian authorities on 19 November.

Thank you very much for your support.


Supreme Court of Justice
Penal Court for Annulment
Doctor Nubia Yolanda Nova Garcia

Annulment Appeal Number – 45619


Doctor Nubia Yolanda Nova Garcia,

We the undersigned, academics, researchers, teachers and educators from different education institutions across the world, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the situation of the academic Miguel Angel Beltrán.

Many of us, committed as we are to defending the right to freedom of expression of the academic community, have kept ourselves well informed about the case of Miguel Beltrán since he was first arrested in 2009, accused of rebellion and criminal conspiracy for terrorist objectives.

His arrest on 31 July 2015 in Bogota has once again forced us to react in order to ensure that this persecution is brought to an end once and for all.

With utmost respect, we ask that in your function as Secretary of the Penal Court for Annulment you take the necessary steps to issue a decision on the annulment appeal currently lodged with the Supreme Court of Justice.

We ask you also to do all you can to ensure that due process is respected at every moment.

Thank you very much for your time.

5,125Miss Sarah LeighMKCUnited KingdomFreedom of speech
5,124Drs JanPieter HoogmaHeriot-Watt UnversityUnited KingdomEach country that silences its opposition, makes itself more and more stupid. That is dangerous in a world context.
5,123Ms Alison WrightDarlington College UKTo protect a fellow academic from persecution
5,122 Barbara MarshCity Literary InstituteUK
5,121M Jean MurdockQuébecCanada
5,120 Stef Smith
5,119Ms Tina McKevittThe University of SheffieldUnited KingdomFreedom of speech, upholding justice and respecting the rule of law are crucial in order for any society to function fairly and democratically.
5,118Dr Aidan LaveryBuckinghamshireUnited KingdomI believe that Dr Miguel Beltran has done nothing wrong and so his release should be immediate. Please listen to those who have signed this petition and act fairly and justly by releasing Dr Beltran. Please look again at whatever evidence has been presented against Dr Beltran and consider carefully his writing and his work which makes a valuable contribution to Colombian society.
5,117 Thomas SchömannGEW-RLPGermany
5,116Mr Robin GoodfellowHull CollegeUnited KingdomThere is no legitimate reason to hold Dr Beltran and he should be released immediately.
5,115Ms Anne MackintoshOxfordUnited KingdomResponding to mailing by Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary. As she says, many of us take for granted the right to criticise our government but Dr Beltran has been deprived of his liberty for doing so.
5,114Ms. Bettina LemmonMcMurray, PennsylvaniaUSEFreedom of speech should be a right given to everyone.
5,113Mr Daniel TischThe University of AucklandNew ZealandHe should be released because free speech is a universal right.
5,112Ms Vanessa GlennThe University of QueenslandAustralia
5,111GARCIA DE DIAZ CLARA MARIAuniversidad nacional de colombiaColombia
5,109Ms Jane ChampionUniversity of KentUKfor the right to speak out against political oppression
5,108Dr Ileana Naish-guzmánLondonEngland
5,107Professor Amy SmithGroßbritannien (UK)United Kingdom
5,106Dr Barbara BarnesUC Berkeley / CaliforniaUnited States
5,105Dr Robert MinchinArecibo Observatory, PRUnited StatesIt is necessary for a free and prosperous society for academics and others to be allowed to speak freely.
5,104 Martha Nubia Bello
5,103Dr Agnes McMahonBristolUnited Kingdom
5,102Mrs Francoise SullivanUnited KingdomRight to Freedom of Expression
5,101Mrs Paul TognarelliNottinghamshireUnited Kingdom
5,100MR Sam SuttonUWLUnited KingdomFreedom of speech is essential to a fair society.
5,099Mrs S StewartUlster UniversityUnited Kingdom
5,098Mr Philip VerrillUniversity of PortsmouthUnited KingdomI am signing because freedom of expression is the bedrock of knowledge and enquiry. Without it we are all diminished as human beings. If we silence those who disagree with us, who is to stop others silencing us?
5,097Ms Cara TiveyRoyal National College for the BlindUnited KingdomTo support an academic who is being silenced and unfairly persecuted by the Colombian government.
5,096Dr Paul BrownUniversity of WarwickUK
5,095Professor Anthony CohnUniversity of LeedsUnited Kingdom
5,094Dr Diana BeereThe University of QueenslandAustraliaIn support of justice and academic freedom
5,093Professor carole ferrierNTEUAustraliaacademic solidarity
5,092Associate Professor Gloria Dall'AlbaThe University of Queensland, BrisbaneAustraliaSpeaking out in an informed way is an important role of universities. Individuals do not deserve persecution for doing their job well.
5,091Ms Nina DoranCity of Liverpool CollegeUKFreedom of speech and critical thinking is essential as an academic and an active citizenship
5,090Mr M HickeyTower Hamlets CollegeBritainDr Beltran deserves his right to speak and write whatever he wishes, including criticism of his and other governments. Let him exercise this freely.
5,089Dr John DruryUniversity of SussexI am concerned that freedom of expression is under attack.
5,088Dr Michail StamatakisUniversity College LondonUKI believe in freedom of expression.
5,087Dr. Ismael RafolsIngenio (CSIV-UPV), ValènciaSpain
5,086Dr Mirjam HeinenUniversity College DublinIrelandFreedom of speech
5,085Mrs Suzanne SavageUnited Kingdom
5,084Mrs Miranda MidgleyChichester UniversityUnited Kingdom
5,083Dr Estela WelldonLondonUnited Kingdom
5,082 Stephanie WebberSouth Thames CollegeBritain
5,081mr Richard CervantesEastleigh CollegeUKFreedom of expression has to exist in any open and democratic society
5,080Ms Martha PinzonUniversity of NottinghamEnglandI would like to ask the Goverment of Colombia and specially the President Dr Manuel Santos to ensure the realease of Dr Beltran. He is innocent and Colombia should think of Human Rights for individuals. We are in the XXI Century and people should be allowed freedom of expression. Colombia needs people like Dr Beltran and intellectual who has done nothing wrong.
5,079Emeritus Professor Geoff ParkerUniversity of LiverpoolUK
5,078Ms Rebecca AllenUniversity College London UK
5,077 Liz Njuguna-WyattUnited Kingdom
5,076Mr James DelaneyLambeth CollegeUK
5,075Dr Tristram WyattOxford University, OxfordUKThe freedom of academics to comment is vital for healthy civic society.
5,074Ms Maria ParroCroydonUnited Kingdom
5,073Mr Martin PoverUniversity for the Creative ArtsUnited KingdomI had the pleasure of meeting relatives of Dr Beltran in Bogota in 2010 when I delivered small gifts from UCU that would help him during his imprisonment. I was dismayed to hear that he had once again been imprisoned on trumped-up charges of 'rebellion'.
5,072Prof Tony LaiCardiff UniversityUK
5,071Ms Maureen EdwardsEastleighUnited KingdomIntelligent criticism should be listened to not incarcerated.
5,070Mr Paul SandyUniversity of Exeter (retired)UKThe freedom to question all sides of an argument, and to express alternative views, increases understanding. Suppressing such activities inhibits understanding. Please accept the annulment appeal currently lodged with the Supreme Court of Justice and release Dr Beltran forthwith.
5,069Dr Peter DouglasSwansea UniversityUnited Kingdom
5,068Professor Mario Novelli
5,067Mr Chris PerryFelpham Community CollegeUKFreedom to study and publish findings must not be on an approved basis. Free the man and learn from his work.
5,066Mr Clive EleyRetiredEngland
5,065Mr, Gawain LittleOxfordshire Association, National Union of TeachersUnited Kingdom
5,064Dr Ellen MalosUniversity of BristolUK
5,063Dr Roma BarnesOpen University (retired associate lecturer)United KingdomHe is innocent and deserves your support. Thank you
5,062Dr Ian EllisDundee UniversityUKPersecution of a trusted Academic for views that are not what his government think is not right. Most normal people would find this sort of behavior wrong!
5,061Mr Greg LeversuchUniversity of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
5,060Dr Fiona KellyUnited Kingdom
5,059Dr Elisabeth BlagroveUniversity of Warwick UKIntellectual Freedom of Expression is a cornerstone of both our rights and duties as academics and can be held as a marker of human rights within any culture. Threatening this threatens us all; criticism of those in power is not Rebellion. It is Democracy.
5,058Emeritus Professor David RobinsonKCLUnited Kingdom
5,056Dr Amanda SackurUnited Kingdom
5,055Emeritus Professor Franco VilesUniversidad Politécnica de barcelonaSpain
5,054Mr Robert Alberystafford collegeUnited KingdomIn support of the right to free speech
5,053Ms Nickey BrownSheffield Hallam UniversityUK
5,052Dr. Wolfgang MixBerlinGermany
5,051Emeritus Professor Ciarán BensonUniversity College DublinIrelandDiminishing academic freedom is a route to cultural atrophy, and imprisoning those who question and dissent peacefully is ultimately a sign of weakness and not of strength.
5,050Dr Penelope WilsonCambridgeUnited KingdomAcademic freedom is a fundamental value for all societies, and a key element of the reputation of any nation
5,049Mr Robert FeeneyHomeUKJustice, justice, justice!
5,048Professor Geoffrey TurnerSheffield United KingdomEver heard of the right to free speech?
5,047Dr Alexandria InnesUniversity of East AngliaUnited Kingdom
5,046Ms Charlie DeanYork CollegeBritain
5,045Dr. Diethard KuhneHochschule BochumGermany
5,044Professor Michael YianneskisUCLUnited KingdomBecause freedom of expression is a fundamental right for everyone, especially for journalists and academics.
5,043Miss Elizabeth hackerKentUnited Kingdom
5,042Associate Professor Andrew BonnellUniversity of QueenslandAustraliaI support academic freedom.
5,041Dr Peter GriggsJames Cook UniversityAustraliaAcademics should not be imprisoned for criticising governments and powerful elites. Freedom of speech is a characteristic of a democratic and civilised society.
5,040Professor Pam McCallumUniv. of CalgaryCanadaAcademic freedom is a fundamental value for all university communities.
5,039Dr David Fallon University of Sunderland United KingdomI support academic freedom.
5,038Drjon Jon RobertsReadingUKHay que libertad de ideas y expresion, aunque no le gusta el contenido. Es un senal de desarollo. atentemente
5,037Dr Maria LipartitiBariItalyPerchè la giustizia deve essere un diritto di tutti
5,036Dr Douglas McCullochUniversity of UlsterU.K.Justice and free speech go hand in hand
5,035 Sonja StaackEducation and Science' Workers Union - GEWGermany
5,034Mr Richard Hearne
5,033 Melanie Reichert
5,032Dr Catherine DahlströmSverigeStorbritannienFor freedom of expression in general and academic freedom in particular
5,031Dr Paul Sinfield
5,030 Edmund ToalUnited Kingdom
5,029Dr Gwyneth RobertsRetired academic (Bangor University)United KingdomImportance of academic freedom
5,028Emeritus Professor Angela BourkeUCDIrelandBecause freedom of expression is a human right, and because academic work can have no integrity without the freedom to publish its findings in full.
5,027Dr Dervila CookeDublin City UniversityIrelandNo-one should be imprisoned for criticizing a government.
5,026Emeritus Professor Ruth ListerLoughborough UniversityUnited Kingdom
5,025Professor Catherine BelseySwansea UniversityUKAll over the world the authorities are closing in on academic freedom. The best way for them to counter what they disagree with is to make the case against it, not silence their critics by force.
5,024 filannino michelebariitalyFreedom
5,023 Fergal O'MearaUniversity College DublinIreland
5,022 Aimee WardUniversity of South WalesUnited Kingdom
5,021Professor Emeritus David DownesLondon School of EconomicsEnglandIt is vital to uphold the right to freedom of speech.
5,020Dr. Sarah Widany
5,019 Heidemarie DegethoffGEW BerlinDeutschlandFreedom of speech ist one of the important rights in democratic states!
5,018Emeritus Professor judith harelhaifa universityIsrael
5,017Mrs Marion VerguesMcGill UniversityCanadaWe all need to support freedom of speech of the academic community worldwide.
5,016Miss Alison CampbellSheffield Hallam UniversityUnited KingdomBecause we should support our academic colleagues and their right to freedom of expression without persecution
5,015Professor Adam PriceUniversity of AberdeenUnited KingdomFreedom of speech is a fundamental right and is central to the proper functioning of academic research. It is under attach across the globe, and it should be defended.
5,014Dr Katherine WatsonOxfordUnited KingdomA modern democratic country undermines both of those values if it fails to accord its citizens due process and fairness under the law.
5,013University full prifessor Vittorio Pesce DelfinoDIGAMMA SCRLItalyall in the document
5,012Ms sara romeroCornwall CollegeEnglandI passionately believe in freedom of speech - it is the hallmark of a just, civilized society.
5,011Mr Tony FitzmauriceUCD, Dublin.IrelandThis is a Human Rights issue.
5,010Dr Anne-Marie MartindaleUniversity of LiverpoolEnglandit is important to be able to speak out and to use your education to challenge powerful elites, for the good of others
5,009Dipl.-Kfm. Folker SchmidtMitglied der GEW BerlinGermanyIch bin prinzipiell gegen das Eingreifen des Staates in die Ergebnisse von Wissenschaft
5,008Professor Daniel WightUniversity of GlasgowScotland, UKFreedom to analyse, write and publish is fundamental to participatory citizenship and good governance within a country. I very much hope that Columbia can benefit from citizens' active involvement in civic society and good governance, which means that academics like Dr Beltran should be free to express their views.
5,007Professor Richard StevensUniversity of OxfordUnited KingdomBecause the freedom of academics to research and publish is fundamental to modern civilised life.
5,006Professor Mary DavisRoyal Holloway, University of London United KingdomThis is a human rights violation and as such affects us all.
5,005Dr Douglas WoodallNottingham University (retired)England, UKIt is outrageous to persecute someone for criticizing the government.
5,004Mr Marc BoswardUniversity of DerbyUK
5,003Mr Phil TophamUniversity of the West of EnglandUnited KingdomEveryone should have a fair and transparent trial with a right to a proper legal defense team; and a right of appeal to a properly constituted appeal court.
5,002DR Laura Norci
5,001Dr John BrookeUniversity of ManchesterUnited KingdomIt is very important that academics have the freedom to investigate and research, particularly in areas of controversy and conflict. Most human social progress has been driven by individuals who do investigate such areas and who produce challenging analysis that leads to a better, more equal and fairer society.
5,000 Felix BaladoColombia, do the right thing and move on.
4,999Professor Michael HealeLancaster UniversityU.K.
4,998Dr Phyllis MurphyUniversity College DublinIrelandTo express my deep concern at Miguel's situation and add my voice to the call for defence of freedom of academic expression in relation to human rights.
4,997Mr Stephen BrigdaleSouthampton SOlent UniversityUKTo support academic freedom and to aid mutual cooperation between governments and its knowledge base.
4,996Dr. Rubens F. BenevidesUFG/FCS/Goiânia/GoBrazil
4,995Dr James RufusImperial CollgeUnited Kingdom
4,994Mr nicholas willsmerUniversity of BathUnited Kingdom
4,993Mr Garry BurnsUniversity of ManchesterUK
4,992Dr M AttreeManchesterUK
4,991Ms Jayne WoodwardUniversity of SheffieldUKright to freedom of expression of the academic community benefits all
4,990 Jim DonagheyQueen's UniversityUKFree speech!
4,989Mr Stuart PriestUniversity of YorkUKI wish to support free speech and the end of persecution
4,988Dr Susan WeaverUnited Kingdom
4,987Professor Alessandra AsteritiLeuphana UniversityGermany
4,986Dr Murray GouldenUniversity of Nottingham
4,985Dr Tom GormleyUniversity College DublinIrelandIt is very important for the functioning of a healthy society that academics have the freedom to report their research and express their opinions, even if what they find and/or think is not favourable to the current government.
4,984Mr. David MurrayCivil and Public Service UnioinIreland
4,983Ass.iur. Ulrike A. C. MüllerUniversity of KasselGermany
4,982Dr. Cathy LeeneyUniversity College DublinIrelandThis man is unjustly imprisoned.
4,981Mr Jeremy PageUniversity of SussexUK
4,980Mrs June CampbellLondon
4,979ms rhiannon Williamsbangor universityUnited Kingdomsolidarity and compassion
4,978Doctor jose varchevkerBritish Institute of P[sychoanalysisUnited KigdomI am against dictatorship and corruption
4,977Dr Ana SchorUniversity of DundeeUK
4,976Dr Simon OKeefeUniversity of YorkUnited Kingdom
4,975Mr raymond atkinuniversity of HullUnited Kingdom
4,974Dr Mara KalninsCorpus Christi College, CambridgeUKI am in complete agreement with the points raised in the petition for the immediate release of Dr Miguel Beltran.
4,973 Sylvia SwierkowskiGEW Brandenburg, State committee of studentsGermanyTo rest somebody for journalistic work and his commitment for peace is cruel an stupid and a sign, that we urgently need people like him!
4,972Dr Enda Murphy
4,971Mrs Fiona Hughes
4,970Ms Beverley NorrisUniversity of BradfordEnglandTo support the campaign to release Dr Beltran and to stop him being persecuted for his beliefs.
4,969Dr Suzanne EdwardsSwansea UniversityUKNo honest Government has anything to fear from free speech
4,968 Ain El Hayat ZaherIndependent researcher GermanyFreedom of expression belongs to a vivid society and imprison people that critize the actual policies should never be an instrument!
4,967 tine scheffelmeierGemany
4,966Ms Terry O'DonnellLeeds Beckett UniversityUK
4,965Dr Gordon DrummondGordon DrummondUnited KingdomAs a believer in academic truth and freedom
4,964Dr Michael FreyGEWGermany
4,963 Sandra VogtUniversity of Applied SciencesGermany
4,962Dr Jonathan HarlowUniversity of the West of EnglandUnited KingdomPeople should not be punished or imprisoned for holding or expressing views the government does not like
4,961Professor ANTONIO NAPPIBA
4,960Professor PATRIZIA MARZObariItalia
4,959Lady Pasqua PaparellaBariItalyHe is innocent and a good citizen.
4,958Dr Cal Muckley.UCDIrelandconcern of injustice towards a colleague
4,957Dr. Luzia VorspelRuhr-Universität BochumGermany
4,956 linda GuzzettiViadrina Frankfurt (Oder)Germany
4,955Ms Stefanie MallonUniversity of OldenburgGermanyI am concerned about the right to freedom of expression and the implementation of a due process for Dr Miguel Beltrán.
4,954Ms Gillian WishartRobert Gordon UniversityUnited KingdomI believe in an individual's right to expression, and the right for academics to have freedom of expression.
4,953Dr David BurkeUniversity of CambridgeUnited KingdomIf there is to be justice, progress and human rights in Colombia then there must be an end to arbitrary arrest. This is fundamental to the well-being of all classes in Colombia.
4,952music instructor claude leboeufmcgill universityCanada
4,951Dr Joanna MorrisonUniversity College LondonUKIt appears that Dr Beltran has been wrongly imprisoned and harassed by the Colombian authorities.
4,950 Christine DoolittleNYUnited States
4,949Dr Paul BirrellUnited Kingdom
4,948Professor Alan MacfarlaneCambridge UniversityEnglandI believe that he is likely to be innocent of any crimes and should be released.
4,947Dr Jane PartnerUK
4,946Mr Freddy A.D. PonceelsecarUnited KingdomFor Solidarity and for right to disagree.
4,945Dr Susanna PhillippoUnited Kingdom
4,944Associate Professor Bettina MiggeUCDIrelandIn support of freedom of expression
4,943Dr Mary BreatnachUniversity of EdinburghUNited Kingdom Anything that helps counter the injustice suffered by such courageous people must be done.
4,942Cav Dr Eric HaywoodUniversity College DublinIrelandPunishing someone for being courageous and having ideas? Whoever thought of anything more barbaric?
4,941Ms Mary FlemingDundeeUKNo person should have the right to suppress the views of another. The Columbian Government should have the courage and conviction of there own views to persuade a following.
4,940 Lyda Stella Rodríguez PazColombia
4,939 Dominique Paul
4,938Ms June AbbottNew YorkUnited States
4,937Ms Jenny LawsUK
4,936Ms Catherine GilliewGlasgowUK
4,935Dr S PennaLANCSUnited KingdomThe arrest of Dr Beltran confuses normal academic critique with subvercive intention. This ignorance needs to be remedied.
4,934Doctor Roy BattRetired from RVC/Uni.LondonEnglandDr.Beltran should have freedom to speak diplomatically and not be demeaned by imprionment.
4,933Mr. Brendan WalshMcGill UniversityCanadaPlease release Dr. Miguel Beltrán and all him the basic democratic right to speak his mind politically. Only fearful , weak regimes would do otherwise.
4,932Ms Helen KayUKFree people must protest when others are imprisoned for speaking out.
4,931Dr Sean MunroCambridgeUKNo honest Government has anything to fear from free speech
4,930Mr BACHA MustaphaUSTHBAlgeria
4,929Dr Tim GreavesImperial College LondonUnited KingdomIn support of the freedom of expression within the academic community in all countries.
4,928Ms Tracey ClarkeUk
4,927Ms Viqui RosenbergBritish Psychoanalytic Association UK
4,926Mr James BrennanUnited Kingdom
4,925Mr David MarwickHeriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (Retired)United Kingdom
4,924Dr Darren GarsideUnited KingdomSolidarity
4,923Dr Richard SessionsUniversity of BristolUnited KingdomFreedom of Speech should be a fundamental human right. Academics in particular have a duty to speak the truth as they see it.
4,922Dr Eamonn JordanUniversity College DublinIrelandThis is an injustice.
4,921Mr Kevin O'Grady Norwich City Council United Kingdom To be arrested once was an injustice. To be arrested a second time is nothing more than harassment because of his academic background.
4,920Mrs Berni BellRetired (UWE) lecturerUK
4,919Professor Theresa UrbainczykUniversity College DublinIreland
4,918 Chantal BeaudryUniversité du Québec à MontréalQuébec (Canada)Pour la liberté d'opinion et d'expression. Pour la libre circulation de l'information. Pour le débat et les lieux de parole. Pour le respect d,autrui. Pour l'importance des intellectuels critiques et engagés.
4,917Dr Simon BradfordBrunel University LondonUKThe importance of human rights and academic freedom
4,916Dr Roland ErneUniversity College DublinIreland
4,915 Peter Smith
4,914Ms Marisa SalasFreelance LecturerUnited Kingdom
4,913Mr david garnettUALUK
4,912Dr Ioannis KourakisQueen's University BelfastUK
4,911Dr Eugene AvrutinUniversity of York, UKUK
4,910Prof Richard BrazierUniversity of ExeterUKFreedom of speech is a right for all.
4,909Ms Rita MasciaUKUnited Kingdom
4,908Dr Ivan JordanovUniversity of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom
4,907Associate Professor Giovanna ColombettiUniversity of ExeterUKBecause freedom of speech and information are fundamental rights
4,906Dr Capozzi Rosa MariaBAItalia
4,905Professor Naomi EilanWarwick UniversityUK
4,904Dr Ebbi ShaghoueiWest YorkshireUnited Kingdom
4,903Mr Poirson PhilippeGenevaSwitzerlandFreedom speech for all
4,902Ms Annie ShawUWE BristolUnited KingdomI believe in the democratic right to express one's opinion and allow a variety of views. I believe Colombia professes to be a kind of democracy.
4,901Professor Brian DohertyKeele UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,900 Peter GillUniversity of LiverpoolUnited KingdomThe freedom to peacefully criticise governments is a core value of democratic countries such as Colombia
4,899Visiting Professor Christine GledhillMedia Centre, University of SunderlandUKFreedom of thinking and exchange of critical ideas and debate are essential for democracy, justice and the future of this conflicted world, fast heading to self-destruction.
4,898Mr Carlos SapochnbikUnited Kingdom
4,897Mr Christopher RowleyUniversity of Cumbria (retired)United Kingdom
4,896Emeritus Professor William OuthwaiteNewcastle United Kingdom
4,895 Thomas IsenseeGEW BerlinGermanyAs a member of the German Teachers Union GEW and retired teacher I volunteered in the area of international union relations, especially with Colombia. So I am acquainted with the Colombian political situation in general and the situation of Dr. Beltrán especially.
4,894Dr Sebastian Oltean
4,893Emeritus Professor David Ian StottUniversity of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.Freedom of expression without fear of persecution is essential to civilisation and resolution of conflicts.
4,892Dr Andrew RobinsonfreelanceUnited KingdomStop arresting academics for their research!
4,891Professor Jurg BahlerUniversity College LondonUK
4,890Emeritus Professor Jean La FontaineretiredUnited KingdomTwo reasons: 1. it is necessary for the health of any country to have academics who are free to explore their own beliefs without incurring government reprisal 2. there appear to be no significant reasons for this academic's arrest.
4,889Mr Pat DevineUniversity of ManchesterUK
4,888Dr Paul Michael GarrettNUI GalwayIreland
4,887Mrs Paula YoungUnited Kingdom
4,886Professor John HardingUniversity of SheffieldUK
4,885Dr Karen Adler University of Nottingham Britain
4,884Dr Terry Ng-KnightUCLUK
4,883 R WinstoneTeesside UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,882Professor Mark HobartOxonUnited Kingdom
4,881Emeritus Professor John BroomeUniversity of OxfordUKIn defence of academic freedom
4,880Assistant Professor Joanna ReddenUniversity of CalgaryCanada
4,879Professor Elizabeth HillEast SussexUnited Kingdom
4,878Dr Louise GaynorUCL interaction CentreUK
4,877Mrs Kate MarchCornwallUnited KingdomFreedom of expression is a very necessary right in a civilised country
4,876DR Andy SuntersLondonUKI am concerned about free speech!
4,875Dr Greta-Mary HairEdinburgh UniversityScotland / UK
4,874Dr David ArchibaldUniversity of GlasgowScotland
4,873Dr Stan Zachary WEST YORKSHIREUnited Kingdom
4,872Dr Jonathan NassimBirkbeck CollegeUK
4,871Mr Douglas Hicksn/aJamaicaPeople must have freedom of speech!
4,870Dr Bryony RandallUniversity of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
4,869Professor John ffitchUniversity of Bath (retired)England, UKBasic freedom of speech
4,868Ms Joanna Rosenthall
4,867Dr John LazarusNewcastle UniversityUKTo defend freedom of speech.
4,866 Carolyn LyleReadingUKHe is a good man who has tried to help others.
4,865Dr Rob CopelandUCUUnited Kingdom
4,864mr barry venningOUuk
4,863Dr Seán L'EstrangeUniversity College DublinIreland
4,862Mr Dan ArthurKentUnited Kingdom
4,861Dr Stephen HuntUniversity of the West of EnglandUK
4,860Dr Joanna de GrootUniversity of YorkUnited KingdomI support human rights including the right to freedom of expresion
4,859Dr Lynda TaitUniversity of BirminghamUKI care about freedom of expression and concerned about injustice.
4,858Dr Steve OakesUniversity of LiverpoolEnglandHuman rights!
4,857Professor Andrew HoneUniversity of Kent United KingdomI believe that a citizen should be allowed to criticize their government in public without being imprisoned.
4,856Dr Ilian IlievSussexUnited Kingdom
4,855 Roisin McEvoyUlster UniversityIn support of academic freedom everywhere.
4,854Mr Edward LazellGSM London (Greenwich School of Management)UK
4,853Professor Frederick ToatesUnited KingdomI feel sympathy.
4,852Dr Rob KeeleyKing's College, LondonUKI believe in freedom of speech as the most basic of human rights.
4,851Professor Emeritus Paul ChiltonLancaster UniversityUKBecause all counties should respect the right to freedom of thought and expression. The freedom to think, including to criticise, is a fundamental humanright.
4,850Professor Malcolm CowburnSheffield Hallam UniversityEngland
4,849Dr Matthew ScreechManchester Metropolitan UniversityUnited KingdomI believe in human rights for Colombians
4,848Emeritus Professor Tamar KatrielIsrael
4,847Professor Robert MooreUniversity of LiverpoolUKNo person should be punished for his or her beliefs. No one should be detained without due process. Dr Beltran is being held in breach of international law and should be released immediately.
4,846ms michele lazenbySheffield Hallam universityEnglandThe freedom to debate and express ideas is essential to education and any progressive culture
4,845Ms Pamela FreemanUniversity of Exeter United KingdomIt is a basic human rights to have freedom of expression and freedom from fear .
4,844Emeritus Professor John IzodUniversity of StirlingUKHowever inconvenient for the state, the right of freedom of speech is, I believe, an essential element in the development and maturing of any society.
4,843Mr Paul HyderN/AUnited Kingdom
4,842Ms Jayne RichardsRose Bruford CollegeUnited KingdomI support this cause.
4,841Mr James McKeownCO.ANTRIMUnited KingdomFree speech and the right to challenge oppressive regimes are fundamental human rights.
4,840Dr Lesley OrrUniversity of EdinburghScotland To protest the persecution of Dr Beltran by the Colombian authorities and the threat, not only to his academic and personal freedom as a citizen of Colombia, but more generally to the human right and responsibility of critique, holding those who exercise power and authority to account. The petition is also an important demonstration of of solidarity and support.
4,839Professor Bernard HarrisUniversity of StrathclydeUK
4,838Dr derek o'brienOxfordshireUnited KingdomBecause I believe in academic freedom and human rights.
4,837Professor Christopher NorrisCardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,836Dr Nigel van ZwanenbergDurhamUKAny attack on academic freedom is an attack on knowledge
4,835Dr Aaron BundockImperial College London / CERNUKBasic human right to freedom of expression
4,834Dr David MossManchesterUK
4,833Mr James PurslowBath CollegeUnited KingdomBecause I believe that this is an injustice and that his freedom of speech has been revoked.
4,832Dr Andrew WallsUniversity of SouthamptonUnited Kingdomto help him be released
4,831 Liam RodgerThe Open UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,830Dr Louise MaleUniversity of BirminghamUK
4,829Professor Guido RingsAnglia Ruskin UniversityUnited KingdomIf the Colombian government would like to be perceived as a democratic government, then it wants to defend the freedom of expression.
4,828 Keith ReaderN/AUnited Kingdom
4,827Professor Irene D'Amico
4,826Mr Gregorio KohonThe British Psychoanalytical SocietyUK
4,825Professor Laurence KenneyUniversity of Salford
4,824Dr Anthony ManningUniversity of WarwickUnited Kingdom
4,823Dr Alastair HunterUJniversity of GlasgowUnited KingdomI deplore the way that Dr Beltran has been singled out for repressive treatment for no other reason than his willingness to speak out in the context of government censorship.
4,822Dr Tina CartwrightUniversity of WestminsterUnited Kingdom
4,821Dr Andrea DolfiniNewcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,820Dr Christopher BrookeUniversity of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
4,819Mrs Anna Comas-QuinnThe Open UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,818 Dominique BulliardCollège de MaisonneuveCanada
4,817Mr. Evan SuttonAmerican Federation of TeachersUSA
4,816 Manfred BrinkmannGerman Education Union (GEW)GermanyThe German Education Union (GEW) represents 280.000 teachers, academics and education workers and we support human and trade union rights worldwide. Freedome of expression and academic freedom are fundamental rights, and Miguel Beltran must be released.
4,815Ms Anneli CooperUniversity of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
4,814Mr Martin PoulinCollège St.LawrenceCanadaLiberté d'expression!
4,813Ms Liz MacDougallAbertay UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,812Mr Andrew FaulknerSouth YorkshireUnited Kingdom
4,811Dr Martin PaisleyStaffordshire UniversityUKFreedome to express views without fear of persecution is a fundamental right, and Dr Beltran deserves our support.
4,810Associate Professor Anne JunorUNSWAustralia
4,809 Fran Disbury
4,808Dr Carolyn MorrisCarms.United KingdomRight to free speech must exist in a democracy.
4,807Ms Jeannie ReaNational Tertiary Education UnionAustraliaTo support Dr Beltran's rights to freedom of expression and academic freedom.
4,806Mrs Lorraine CoutureCollege de ValleyfieldQuébec, CanadaFreedom of academic speech is a universal right which ensures the development on any country; please preserve this tool for economic and social development.
4,805Mr Ken McAlpineMelbourneAustraliaSolidarity. Academic Freedom
4,804Mr Alexander BrownUniversity of WollongongAustraliaAcademic freedom must be protected.
4,803Dr Irmgard BauerJames Cook UniversityAustralia
4,802 Linda GaleMelbourne Australia
4,801dr alison carrolUKUK
4,800Dr Iain MoffattUniversity of LondonUK
4,799Professor Xavier LambertUniversité de Toulouse Jean JaurèsFrance
4,798Master Steve FyfleQUÉBECCanadaFreedom is not negociable...
4,797Professor Maria Teresa SchettinoUniversité de Haute-AlsaceFrance
4,796Emeritus Professor Ullmo sylviaUniversité de ToursFrance
4,795Ms Sue IamamotoQMULUnited Kingdom
4,794Miss Sherry HughesLiverpool Institute for Performing ArtsUnited KingdomI do not believe, this academic has committed any crime. Free speech is an inalienable human right.
4,793 Yanina HinrichsenLSEUnited Kingdom
4,792Doctor Robert POITTEVINUniv. P. et M. CURIE, PARISFRANCE
4,791Professor Patrice, Puma, FreytagUniversité LavalCanadaPour la libération immédiate et sans condition du Dr Miguel Beltrán. Pour la liberté d'expression et académique sans laquelle il ne peut y avoir de démocratie. Patrice, Puma, Freytag P.h.D.
4,790Dr Robin VoseCanadian Association of University TeachersCanada
4,789Miss Rosa O'NeillUniversity of SHeffield United Kingdom
4,788Professor Roland PFEFFERKORNFranceFrancein defense of the right to freedom of expression of the academic community, including the case of Miguel Beltrán
4,787Mr Marc DelepouveUniversité Lille1France
4,786Ms Maria Gomez-BedoyaUniversity of East AngliaUnited Kingdom
4,785Dr Mark SchierSwinburne University of TechnologyAustraliaI believe very strongly in academic freedom of speech and pursuit of knowledge.
4,784Dr Sinead RingUniversity of KentEnglandFreedom of speech and freedom of expression are core human rights.
4,783Dr Angus WhyteUniversity of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
4,782Associate Professor John O'BrienUniversity of SydneyAustraliaI support the right of academics to speak out on matters of public importance without persecution
4,781Dr Kerrie SavilleAcademic freedom and freedom of speech are critical to democracy.
4,780Professor Rosita HenryJames Cook UniversityAustraliaI hold dearly the principle of academic freedom to speak out about injustices in the world, wherever they might be.
4,779Dr Lee BergerQueenslandAustraliaWe need freedom of speech to enable the world to be a fairer and safer place.
4,778Dr Jan WegnerJames Cook UniversityAustraliaAcademic freedom is vital to the strength and capacity for innovation in academic culture, and important for self-criticism in national culture.
4,777Dr Christian ReepmeyerJames Cook UniversityAustralia
4,776Dr Narayan GopalkrishnanJames Cook UniversityAustraliaI believe in the right of academics to have the freedom of expression that is central to democracy.
4,775Ms Catherine RytmeisterMacquarie UniversityAustraliaAcademics must be free to research, teach and contribute to public debate.
4,774Mr John SinclairAustralian Catholic UniversityAustraliaI support academic freedom and believe Dr Miguel Beltrán is entitled to due process
4,773Dr Anne PriceMurdoch UniversityAustraliaDefence of academic freedom
4,772Dr Tom G. GriffithsUniversity of NewcastleAustraliaIntellectual freedom within universities, and the wider communities, is an essential human right.
4,771Mr Michael McNallyNational Tertiary Education UnionAustraliaFreedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy and academic freedom.
4,770Dr Jonathan StraussJames Cook UniversityAustralia
4,769Ms Carolyn CopeQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia
4,768Mr Grahame McCullochNational Tertiary Education UnionAustralia
4,767Professor Amanda HopkinsonCity University, LondonUKIn support of Dr Miguel Beltran, and in favour of a fair and transparent judicial process in his regard.
4,766 Mark GabbertUniversity of ManitobaCanada
4,765Dr Carolin Rekar MunroRoyal Roads UniversityCanada
4,764Mr Mike JenningsIrish Federation of University TeachersIrelandA society which oppresses academics is not only persecuting individuals, it is depriving its children of wisdom, knowledge and guidance. For Colombia's sake release Miguel Angel Beltran!
4,763 Annie TheriaultCollege MaisonneuveMontrel
4,762Dr JANE FREELANDretiredUnited KingdomI have worked in Latin American Studies all my life, and I think I learned about solidarity first from Latin America. So this is the least I can do to protect fellow academics against dictatorial regimes
4,761Mr Maurizio CatuliUniversity of HertfordshireUKSolidarity
4,760 José Luiz CoutoCollege de l'OutaouaisCanadaEvery one in the academic world have the right to express their opinion without pressions or contraints of any kink, excepting the the principle of the cooperative research of the true.
4,759Mr Alistair BullochTyne and WearUnited Kingdom
4,758 Nina AdmoCollège de MaisonneuveCanada
4,757Mr Daniel Connolly
4,756Mr Tony StauntonPlymouth UniversityEnglandHuman and civil rights are universal and must be upheld in every country. The membership and organisation of a trade union is a fundamental human right - we own our labour, our intellect and our values, and must not be forced into silence.
4,755Dr Mwenza BlellUniversity of BristolUnited Kingdom
4,754Professor Héloïse MasseCollège de MaisonneuveCanadaSolidarité et incapacité de tolérer les injustices
4,753Professor Richard HallDe Montfort UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,752Dr William PlattUniversity of BristolUnited Kingdom
4,751Mrs Anik BoudreauCollège de MaisonneuveCanada
4,750Associate Professor Trine-Lise OffergaardOslo & Akershus University CollegeNorwayFree speech and free academic discussion are essentials in a democratic society
4,749Mr Gordon AindowUniversity of CumbriaUnited KingdomA citizen and certainly an academic should have the right to question the decisions and direction of their own country, without fear of intimidation or imprisonment.
4,748Mrs Sandie CusackUniversity of BristolUnited KingdomIn this country we take for granted the right the criticise our government and it scandalises me that there are still countries in the world where individuals do not have a democratic right to this freedom.
4,747Dr Tony WhelanLondon School of EconomicsUK
4,746Professor Gwyneth PittKingston UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,745Mrs Elizabeth StellasColeg MenaiUnited KingdomFree speech is a fundamental human right. Those who seek to silence their critics are afraid of this powerful tool; however, trying to silence these voices only makes them stronger.
4,744Dr Kirsten HarrisUniversity of BristolUnited Kingdom
4,743Mrs gabriele zagel-millmoreuniversity of leedsuk
4,742Ms Mary DeardenUWE, BristolUnited KingdomDenying freedom of expression does not send a positive message about the Colombian government. Please overturn this violation of human rights.
4,741Mr Gregory DowQueen Mary University of LondonUnited KingdomGovernments should not be afraid of free speech and academic discussion- academics should be free to learn, teach and research in any field. A government that is afraid of knowledge is a weak government
4,740Professor Roseanne McNameeUniversity of ManchesterUK
4,739Miss Nuria Ortiz VeraUniversity of East AngliaUnited Kingdom
4,738Mrs Elizabeth WoodcockBangor UniversityUnited Kingdomwithout open debate of our governments' policies the most vulnerable in our society cannot be protected from adverse impacts. Regardless of the political tone academics should be able to contribute to the debate based on evidence.
4,737Emeritus Professor Peter WelchUniversity of KentUnited KingdomWe are free, in the UK, to say that our government does bad things and needs to change or be changed (through electoral defeat). This should be true everywhere. This does not seem to be true in Columbia - please show that this is an incorrect statement ...
4,736 Margaret WatsonUniversity of OxfordUK
4,735Dr Maeve KellyScottish Association for Marine ScienceUnited Kingdom
4,733Dr Michelle CollinsLancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,732Dr Susan HollisSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
4,731Miss Jennifer NorrisCity of Bristol CollegeUnited Kingdom
4,730Dr Roxy HarrisKing's College LondonUKArgument, debate, disagreeement and contestation are at the heart of democracy
4,729Dr Dragana MladenovicUniversity of SouthamptonUK
4,728Dr Christos SalisNot ApplicableUnited Kingdom
4,727Mrs Anne PurdyUniversity of St Mark and St John PlymouthUKI value being able to share perspectives on current issues enabling young people to develop their views and to have an open debate
4,726Dr Victoria HudsonBirminghamUnited Kingdom
4,725 Eve Sheppard
4,724Dr Kerry HarmanBirkbeckUK
4,723Mr MICHAEL SOMERTONEAST RIDING OF YORKSHIREUnited KingdomFreedom of expression is vital in society. Only authoritarian regimes deny it.
4,722Miss Catherine JonesManchester Metropolitan UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,721Mrs Therese ButlerUniversity College LondonUnited Kingdon
4,720Dr Neil CareyManchesterUKI support the freedom of expression by all, and especially by academics, so as to create a balanced operation of democracy.
4,719Mrs Rosalind JagoCornwall CollegeUnited KingdomEveryone should have the right to their own beliefs.
4,718Mr Michael MathiesonEssex Adult Community CollegeUnited KingdomBecause Dr Beltran is a prisoner of conscience. Columbia will never be a successful nation until it allows freedom of speech.
4,717Mr Roger BradleyOpen UniversityUnited KingdomThe best friend of any democracy is not the one who remains silent, but the one who speaks the truth to those in power.
4,716Dr Inma AlvarezThe Open UniversityUnited Kingdom Freedom of speech.
4,715Dr Martin LevyNewcastle upon TyneUK
4,714Dr Fenella PorterRuskin CollegeUnited Kingdom
4,713Dr Carlos de Pablos-OrtegaUniversity of East AngliaUnited KingdomIt's outrageous that in the 21st Century this type of injustice is committed and that someone is not able to express his views about issues freely.
4,712Mrs Judith Sha'athRetired from Isle of Wight CollegeUnited KingdomTo ask that Dr Beltrán should suffer no further as a result of expressing his opinions. He is embracing the aim of freedom of speech under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a charter that all countries could aspire to.
4,711Mr David BellLONDONUnited KingdomI was alerted to Dr Beltran's plight through my union the UCU and as the right to criticise governments here in the West is slowly eroded it is important to maintain solidarity with those around the world who are suffering for justice.
4,710Dr Charlene HalleAuckland UniversityNew Zealand
4,709Ms Sarah KellerTéluq/Quebec CityCanadaI am a teacher and believe in free speech.
4,708Dr Perry ShearwoodConcordia UniversityCanadaPlease respect the rights of freedom of expression by academics.
4,707Mr Barry WilliamsHackney Community College, LondonUnited KingdomIn support of human rights and freedom of speech.
4,706Professor Rachel ThomsonBrightonUkSolidarity and freedom of speech/ thought
4,705 Linda DenisUQAMCanada
4,704Professor Carol FrenetteCégep de l'Abitibi-TémiscamingueCanadaParce que la justice et la liberté d'expression sont des droits fondamentaux essentiels au développement d'un pays
4,703dr bob dinn
4,702Dr Eric AthlanOutside USACanadaThe right to political dissent is fundamental.
4,701Mr Charles ElfordWhitstable, KentUnited KingdomArresting and imprisoning opponents to the government is clearly wrong on all levels.
4,700Mr Alan BarkerNew College NottinghamUnited Kingdom
4,699Mrs Tina RichardsHuntingdonshire Regional CollegeUnited KingdomDr Beltran should be able to publish his research without fear of persecution - freedom of speech is a basic human right.
4,698Professor Andrew MastersUniversity of ManchesterUKImprisonment is just the wrong response to criticism.
4,697Mrs Marina CarrPearson United KingdomExpressing an opinion is not an incitement: any government that tries to prevent people having opinions - even those they don't like - fails its people by showing that they are afraid of argument.
4,696 Mcinnis ValerieEpaqCanada
4,695Mr john masonmiddlesexUnited Kingdomit is a just cause
4,694Professor Martin HooperBurton on TrentUKFreedom of speech is an important requirement for holding governments to account.
4,693Dr Vikki BoliverDurham UniversityUK
4,692Dr Sara TaiUniversity of ManchesterUKTo defend the right to freedom of expression
4,691Ms Ssarah TeacherLondonUK
4,690Professor Francisco ArizaManchesterUnited KingdomI write in support of Dr Beltrán and academic freedom.
4,689Dr Les Cross---United KingdomAny action by the authorities needs to be proportional and appropriate. Persecution and arrest for holding a dissenting critical opinion is not proportional or appropriate. If the authorities are so secure in their intellectual and moral stance they should be able to argue their case rather than trying to intimidate their critics into silence.
4,688Dr Ben KnightonOxfordshireUnited Kingdom
4,687Dr Francisco Martinez MoraUniversity of LeicesterUnited KingdomTo support democratic values, human rights and freedom of speech. To contribute making Colombia a better place.
4,686Ms Cristina Alonso PunterNorfolkUnited Kingdom
4,685Ms Jill RenwickTower Hamlets CollegeUnited Kingdom
4,684Mrs margaret burkeUnited Kingdom
4,683Dr Pete DuncanUCL SSEES, LondonUnited KingdomFreedom of academic research must be protected.
4,682Mrs Marion Reeves WinspurNo one should lose their liberty for speaking the truth.
4,681Dr Jane HindleyEssexUnited KingdomI have followed the Colombian conflict for many years and am deeply concerned about the safety and rights of trade unionists, journalists and intellectuals.
4,680Professor Julien VilleneuveCollège de MaisonneuveCanada
4,679Mrs Natasha Stark England
4,678Professor rivest lindacollège champaagneurCanada
4,677Dr Başak ErtürBirkbeck, University of LondonUnited Kingdom
4,676Dr Jan GeorgesonPlymouth universityUkIt is important that in every country people have the right to raise criticisms of those in authority.
4,675Lecturer Robert MorelandGrantham CollegeUnited Kingdom
4,674Associate Professor Rachel CondryUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
4,673Ms Jo CorkeBristolEnglandBecause I am a believer in freedom of speech. Like Dr Beltram I am an academic; unlike him, in Britain I can speak freely.
4,672Mr Daniel MartinDudleyUnited Kingdom
4,671Ms Catherine DanksManchester Metropolitan UniversityUnited KingdomFreedom of expression is vital to us all.
4,670Professor Jonathan ForsterUniversity of SouthamptonUK
4,669Ms Carol CodyStateUnited Kingdom
4,668 Véronique Gaboury-BonhommeCégep de l'OutaouaisCanadaPour la liberté d'expression!
4,667 Marie-Pier SavoieCégep de la Gaspésie et des ÎlesCanada
4,666Dr David ThorntonRetiredWalesSolidarity
4,665Mme Marie-Claude BrissonCégep du Vieux-MontréalCanada
4,664 Bronislava LeeAustralia
4,663Mr Billy BrickWest MidsUnited KingdomIn solidarity with a persecuted fellow trade unionist.
4,662 David PaineKirklees CollegeUnited Kingdom
4,661Dr Peter HedgesAston UniversityUnited KingdomSolidarity with Dr Beltran and strong belief in freedom of speech
4,660Miss Amy ChamierUCL UKDr Miguel Beltrán is a brave man and an innocent one.
4,659Mrs Helen GhodbaneSouth Thames CollegeEnglandThe charges against Doctor Beltran seem to be excessive and unfair and continuing such action against him gives a very poor reflection of the Colombian government. This is not good for Colombia or academic freedom.
4,658Dr Sarah McCleaveQueen's University BelfastUnited Kingdom
4,657Dr Hazel MarshUniversity of East AngliaUnited Kingdom
4,656 Ghyslaine LévesqueQuébecCanada
4,655 Natasha RoyMcGill UniversityCanada
4,654 Rachel ProudfootUniversity of LeedsUnited Kingdom
4,653Dr John HempOxfordUnited KingdomIn the interest of justice
4,652Ms Emma KeoghGlasgow School of ArtScotlandIn solidarity and in support of freedom of speech
4,651Mr Robert KirkwoodUCU East Midlands Retired MembersUnited Kingdom
4,650Dr Jon CobbBournemouth UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,649Mrs Marie-Ève Gaboury-BonhommeENAPCanadaPour protéger la liberté d'expression des universitaires
4,648Dr Lorna LloydKeele UniversityUK
4,647Mr David CollettUnited Kingdom
4,646Dr Kieran SharkeyUniversity of LiverpoolUKFreedom of thought and expression must be supported.
4,645Dr Margaret O'HaraUniversity of BirminghamUnited KingdomI believe in freedom of thought.
4,644Miss Linda KellmanRetired from Barking & Dagenham College RomfordUnited KingdomI believe that injustices should be spoken against and especially persecution of any kind.
4,643Ms Yvonne GaleaUniversity of NottinghamUnited KingdomWant to demonstrate solidarity with Dr Beltran!
4,642Ms Angela Bramman-LewisColeg GwentWales
4,641 Mathew GuestDurham UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,640 Marie BouvierUqamCanada
4,639Dr Joanne MasseyManchester Metropolitan UniversityUKBecause liberty and freedom of speech matters
4,638Ms Charis FlavellNorfolkUnited KingdomFreedom of expression is a basic human right and an essential element of education.
4,637Dr. Athina MeliGreece
4,636Dr Dermot LynottLancashireUnited Kingdom
4,635 Eugene NulmanUnited Kingdom
4,634Dr Nicola StylianouOpen UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,633 Cathy Schofield
4,632Professor emeritus John DuthieRetiredUK
4,631Dr Ian CrookstonLeeds Beckett UniversityUnited Kingdom
4,630Dr Michael ConterioUnited Kingdom
4,629Mr andy mossUniversity Campus SuffolkUnited KingdomAcademics (not to mention citizens) the world over need to have the freedom to express their opinions without fear of persecution of victimisation.
4,628Associate Professor Morten RonningBergen University CollegeNorway
4,627Dr Stephen JordanEssexUnited KingdomIn support of Dr Beltran
4,626Dr Susan HoganManchester University UK