It is with great sadness that we learned today that Azat Miftakhov has just been moved from the Moscow pre-trial detention center at Butyrka and began the journey to the prison colony where he is to serve the remainder of his six-year sentence. This development comes after a Moscow court on June 9, 2021 dismissed Azat’s appeal […]
“Attempts to link scientific activities to political and societal issues”: Boycotts, politics, and the creation of the International Mathematical Union.
In their statement issued February 26, 2021, in response to the arrests and detention of Russian mathematicians, and specifically to Azat Miftakhov’s sentence to six years in a penal colony, the IMU Executive Committee asserted that their position has always been to “oppose all boycotts of scientific events and all attempts to link scientific activities to political and […]
[This is an English version of an article that appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on June 29, 2021] by Allyn Jackson Last week mathematicians around the world joined in an expression of solidarity with one of its young members, 28-year-old Azat Miftakhov, a political prisoner in Russia. He has been jailed for the past two […]