Geography professor Scott Warren is facing up to 20 years in prison – simply for providing aid to migrants travelling across the deadliest border area in the US.

Providing humanitarian aid is never a crime.

Demand that all charges against Dr Warren are dropped immediately.

Drop charges against humanitarian aid volunteer

UPDATE

After 15+ hours of deliberation, a hung jury was officially declared. This means the government couldn’t prove its case, even with all the resources at its disposal. Humanitarian aid is not a crime.

Kindness is not conspiracy.

Scott Warren remains as innocent, and as admirable, as he was before the government ever brought this ill-advised case. 

On July 2nd, the U.S. Attorney's Office will decide whether to try Warren again before another jury. 

There is no reason to hear this case again. Scott's charges should be dropped.

No More Death

Scott Warren is a geography professor in Arizona, USA. He’s also an activist and volunteer for No More Death – an NGO that leaves emergency supplies for migrants crossing the border. These supplies – water, food, clean clothes – are often a lifeline for people making dangerous journeys through the desert. 

The US government is now prosecuting Scott for allegedly ‘habouring’ two undocumented migrants – simply by providing them with humanitarian aid.

What’s more, the arrest comes hours after Scott’s activist group released footage of Border Patrol agents intentionally destroying food and water supplies. The viral video includes a clip showing agents kicking over jugs of water that had been left for migrants in the desert.

A hostile environment

Scott’s arrest is one of the most aggressive we’ve seen against border-based aid providers during Trump’s administration. It’s a sign of a worrying wider trend being taken by law enforcement against those working for migrant protection.

Scott is a human rights defender. Don’t let the US authorities turn him into a prisoner of conscience.

Tell the US authorities to drop all charges against Scott immediately.