For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
Contact: 

Mariya Parodi, media@aiusa.org

Mistrial in Case of Dr. Scott Warren, Prosecution Must Drop Charges

WASHINGTON - On June 11, 2019, after the two-week criminal trial of humanitarian volunteer Dr. Scott Warren ended in a mistrial, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

“The mistrial in the case of Dr. Scott Warren sends a clear message that there are people in the USA who refuse to acquiesce to the government’s attempts to criminalize compassion and humanitarian aid. As long as the USA and Mexico fail to protect the lives of migrants and asylum seekers between the two countries, human rights defenders like Scott Warren must be allowed to continue their necessary and life-saving work, unhampered by politically motivated harassment and prosecution.” 

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

Get our best delivered to your inbox.

This statement is available at: https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/mistrial-in-case-of-dr-scott-warren-prosecution-must-drop-charges/

Follow Amnesty International USA on Twitter.

###

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:



Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

Share This Article