Protest the US government's criminalization of humanitarian aid work

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07/02/2019 - 2:00pm
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Let’s make some noise! Take a late lunch break and turn out to protest outside of the Federal Building that houses US authorities targeting human rights defenders at the border, endangering migrants, and asylum seekers in the process. Saving lives is not a crime! Everyone deserves safety and freedom!

When: Tuesday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm
Where: The Federal Building, 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
Bring: Posters, bullhorns, chalk, water (stay hydrated!) and your friends!
Point of contact: Alli McCracken Jarrar, (860) 575-5692

In 2018 and 2019, Amnesty International has found that the US government has conducted an unlawful and politically motivated campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and criminal investigations against people who defend the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (“migrant human rights defenders”) on the US–Mexico border. Rather than recognizing the importance of their legitimate work, and listening to them, authorities are increasingly treating human rights defenders as troublemakers, and even criminals.

On July 2, 2019, Amnesty International will publish a report exposing the human rights violations against human rights defenders working at the US-Mexico border, and launch a corresponding campaign for the global movement to uplift and protect defenders so that they are able to continue doing their necessary and life-saving work. On the same day, Dr. Scott Warren will be back in court in Tucson, as federal prosecutors announce whether or not they plan to prosecute Dr. Warren for a second time, following a mistrial on June 11 when two thirds of jurors sought to acquit him.