ASEEES Expresses Deep Concern for Arrest of DOXA Editors
published on April 19, 2021
The Executive Committee of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is deeply concerned by the April 14 police raid on the offices of DOXA, an independently operated student periodical covering higher education in Russia. The journalists at DOXA have done vital reporting, exposing corruption, academic mismanagement, and political repression within Russian academia, and they have provided insightful analysis of a wide range of issues, with articles by and about prominent scholars and activists in Russia and abroad. The assault on their offices led to the arrest of four editors, Armen Aramyan, Natalia Tyshkevich, Vladimir Metelkin, and Alla Gutnikova, who have been charged with “involving minors in hazardous activities.” More information about this case is available at CNN, Reuters, The Moscow Times, Meduza, Amnesty International, The Associated Press, BBC, and The Telegraph. We call upon the Russian authorities to immediately release these four journalists from house arrest and drop all charges against them.
Members of ASEEES who wish to support the cause of DOXA personally can help by subscribing to the magazine via Patreon, and by joining the hundreds of scholars from around the world who have already signed a petition of protest (click here).