Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 20, 2018

No More Deaths Volunteer Indicted on Additional Felony Charge, Faces up to 20-Year Prison Sentence

Humanitarian Aid Worker Scott Warren indicted on additional felony charge, facing up to 20 year sentence
By No More Deaths
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A grand jury has indicted Scott Daniel Warren, a volunteer with the organization No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, with three felony charges: two counts of felony harboring and one charge of felony conspiracy. The maximum sentence for these charges is 20 years in prison.
The new conspiracy charge is notable, as conspiracy charges have been used by the government to scare and suppress social justice movements and target political dissidents. This case holds critical weight as the Trump administration targets immigrant rights leaders and those who stand with them nationwide. 
No More Deaths is committed to resisting this troubling trend in enforcement and continue our work of ending death and suffering in the borderlands.
Scott Warren's arrest came after No More Deaths released a second report exposing U.S. Border Patrol agents destroying life saving water and blankets for migrants in the desert, on the Arizona border

Watch Video of US Border Patrol Agent Destroying Life Saving Water for Migrants on Arizona Border -- Call U.S. Border Patrol with Complaints
"This video evidence of US Border Patrol agents participating in the destruction and confiscation of aid supplies takes place over a seven year period, from 2010-2017. They include destruction of water, and confiscation of blankets. This demonstrates a routine practice of destruction of aid supplies. No More Deaths demands an immediate end to the destruction and confiscation of humanitarian aid supplies. No known disciplinary action has been taken against any agents. We demand that the Border Patrol institute a formal policy prohibiting the destruction of humanitarian aid supplies, and make this act a fireable offense. Call the Tucson Sector Border Patrol at 520-748-3000 and ask to leave a message for Deputy Chief Raleigh Leonard or Division Chief Tom Martin." -- No More Deaths

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