Urgent Action outcome: Dr. Scott warren new trial slated for november
Dr. Scott Warren was facing 20 years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert of the US-Mexico border region. His first trial ended in June 2019, when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision. On 2 July 2019, the prosecution announced it will try Dr. Warren again on 12 November 2019. They offered a plea deal, but it is unclear if he will accept it. The prosecution only dropped the conspiracy charges against him, so he would now face 10 years in prison.
We will continue campaigning for the prosecution to drop all charges until the next trial. Please see more information about the ongoing politically motivated harassment and intimidation of Human Rights Defenders at the US-Mexico border like Dr. Warren in Amnesty International’s latest report Saving Lives is Not a Crime (https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr51/0583/2019/en/).
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
This is the 1st and final update for UA 69/19 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr51/0363/2019/en/