Baltimore: Human Rights Observers Must Be Allowed to Observe Past Curfew

Press Release
May 1, 2015

Baltimore: Human Rights Observers Must Be Allowed to Observe Past Curfew

Contact: Amanda Simon, asimon@aiusa.org 

(BALTIMORE, MD)
Amnesty International USA is disappointed to learn that the City of Baltimore has revoked permission for our observers to continue to monitor the situation during the curfew. Yesterday, Amnesty International USA was issued badges to allow four of our observers to be out after curfew. Today we were told that the badges "have been made invalid due to counterfeits." We call on the Mayor's office to grant Amnesty and other legal and human rights observers permission to work during the curfew. Independent observation is crucial for ensuring respect for human rights and accountability for violations.