A Man Is Facing Up To Twenty Years In Prison For Offering Water To Migrants In Desert

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Human rights advocates accused the United States Justice Department of “criminalizing compassion” as a federal trial has recently begun in Arizona for activist Scott Warren, who is facing up to twenty years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.

A Man Is Facing Up To Twenty Years In Prison For Offering Water To Migrants In Desert

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Human rights advocates accused the United States Justice Department of “criminalizing compassion” as a federal trial has recently begun in Arizona for activist Scott Warren, who is facing up to twenty years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.


36-year-old Warren, a college geography instructor from Ajo, Arizona, is a volunteer for the humanitarian organization No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, an official ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. Border Patrol agents arrested him in 2017, and he is facing three felony counts for providing water, food, clean clothes, and beds to two migrants.


Warren’s parents, Mark and Pam, launched a MoveOn.org petition earlier this month calling on federal authorities to drop all charges, that has garnered almost 130,000 signatures. Amnesty International issued the same demand on May 15th, 2019, in an open letter to Michael Bailey, the United States attorney for the District of Arizona.


The charges against Warren “are an unjust criminalization of direct humanitarian assistance” and “appear to constitute a politically motivated violation of his protected rights as a Human Rights Defender,” Amnesty International’s Americas regional director Erika Guevara-Rosas wrote to Bailey.




“Government authorities have cracked down on humanitarian aid: denying permits to enter the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, and kicking overand slashing water jugs,” Warren wrote. “They are also aggressively prosecuting volunteers.”



Amnesty’s Guevara-Rosas stated that “the U.S. government is legally required to prevent the arbitrary deaths of migrants and asylum-seekers in border areas. Yet instead, authorities have willfully destroyed humanitarian aid provisions in deadly desert terrain and are criminally prosecuting humanitarian volunteers in order to deter them from saving lives.”



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