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Urgent Action: Drop charges against human rights defender

On 17 January 2018, US Border Patrol agents arrested Dr. Scott Warren, a 36-year old Human Rights Defender and humanitarian aid volunteer. The USA government is now prosecuting Dr. Warren for allegedly “harboring” two undocumented migrants by providing them with humanitarian aid in the desert town of Ajo, where he lives. He faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted on all charges. The arrest came hours after the release of a report documenting the willful destruction by border agents of humanitarian aid supplies in the USA–Mexico border areas. His trial begins on 29 May 2019. Authorities should immediately drop all criminal charges against Dr. Warren for his vital humanitarian work.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English to:


United States Attorney 
Mr. Michael Bailey
District of Arizona 
United States Courthouse 
405 W. Congress Street, Suite 4800 
Tucson, Arizona 85701 
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bailey


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY WOOD JOHNSON, U.S. Embassy London 33 Nine Elms Lane SW11 7US Phone: (0)20 7499-9000

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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