On September 1, U.S. District Judge Raner Collins dismissed the case against humanitarian aid workers Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss. Sellz and Strauss had been charged with transporting undocumented migrants after providing assistance to three men found in apparently life-threatening condition in the Arizona desert last July. Thanks to all who took action on their behalf! Download the interview with Daniel and Shanti as featured on Law and Disorder radio. MP3 format 15MB.
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Urgent Action: Refugee Criminally Charged For Seeking Asylum (Papua New Guinea UA 37/17)
Loghman Sawari, an Iranian refugee, faces criminal charges in Papua New Guinea for allegedly using false information to obtain a passport to seek asylum in Fiji. Deported back to Papua New Guinea without due process, he was held incommunicado for 30 hours. Loghman Sawari remains in custody, amid grave concerns for his safety.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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