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Mr. Michael Bailey
First Assistant United States Attorney
District of Arizona
United States Courthouse
405 W. Congress Street, Suite 4800
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Email: [email protected]
Dear Mr. Bailey,
I am writing now to urge you to immediately drop the charges against Dr. Scott Warren (case 4:18-cr-00223-RCC-BPV), which appear to constitute a retaliatory and politically motivated violation of his protected rights as a Human Rights Defender.
Amnesty International acknowledges the volunteer activities of Dr. Warren and his associated organization No More Deaths as vital humanitarian aid directed at upholding the right to life of migrants and preventing the further arbitrary deaths of thousands more migrants and asylum seekers in the Sonoran Desert.
Amnesty International is opposed to the criminalization of humanitarian aid and calls on all states to ensure that their laws are not misused to target and harass human rights defenders working for the rights of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, or others whose lives and other human rights are at risk.
Human rights defenders and their organizations must be able to carry out their work in a safe and enabling environment, free from fear of reprisals.
I call on you to immediately drop all the charges against Dr. Warren.