[OPE-L:1441] Re: Visa exclusion

ECUSER (ECBURKE@scifac.indstate.edu)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 15:00:21 -0800

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Sign me onto whatever petition you come up with. As to contacts,
why not start with the main organizers of the whole conference
whoever they may be? Let me know if I can be of any service. (I am
not going to the Easterns.) Regards, Paul Burkett

> I have just been informed that the US embassy in London
> has refused a visa to a researcher wishing to attend the
> mini-conference on value theory in Boston this weekend.
> No valid reason was given and the decision was taken
> on the whim of an embassy official without even scrutinising
> the documentation prepared.
> At the Easterns I want to get together a statement from
> to protest this violation of academic freedom and human rights.
> It would go with a similar protest in the UK. Who do listmembers
> suggest I approach? All offers to sign such a protest would
> be welcome.
> All private e-mail on this will be treated in confidence.
> Alan Freeman