FOIA Appeal for Records on Government's Efforts to Investigate and Prosecute U.S.-Based Scientists and Researchers Believed to Have Connections to China

July 14, 2021

This letter serves as an appeal of the decision from the FBI to administratively close the FOIA Request.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (together, the “ACLU”) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (“Advancing Justice | AAJC”) appeals the decision of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to administratively close the Freedom of Information Act request for records pertaining to the government’s efforts to scrutinize, investigate, prosecute, and take other measures against U.S.-based scientists and researchers believed to have connections to China.