The retrial of No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren begins today. As most of you know, I worked with Scott in January 2018 and was part of the events that led to his arrest. Indeed, the Border Patrol still has my laptop computer and other personal items confiscated as “evidence,” though they have yet to even acknowledge this.
Warren faces up to ten years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to two migrants, even though such aid is perfectly legal under US and international law. (The specific charge is “harboring,” which is not what humanitarian aid workers do.)
For more on the case and the larger issues involved, below are two articles of interest (the first shared with me by my friend Sue Costello). The third item below is a notice from No More Deaths providing instructions for those who want to support Scott in the courtroom in Tucson: