[OPE-L:1465] Re: Visa exclusion

Duncan K Foley (dkf2@columbia.edu)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 10:28:03 -0800

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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, Alan Freeman wrote:

> 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
I would certainly join a protest against a political exclusion. Is that
what happened here? Is it possible for us to have more information before
we frame a protest? Have you drafted a protest?