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Lawyers for No More Deaths volunteer argue surveillance, arrest was 'retaliatory'

Lawyers are asking a federal court to dismiss harboring charges against a No More Deaths volunteer, arguing that newly disclosed text messages show the decision to keep watch on the group was done in retaliation for a critical report on Border Patrol released just hours earlier.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteers fined $250, sentenced to 15 mos. probation

A federal judge sentenced four No More Deaths volunteers to 15 months of probation and fined each $250 on Friday, stemming from their convictions last month of violating federal law when they left water and food for migrants crossing Southern Arizona's deserts.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteers seek new trial, say prosecutors refused to disclose documents

As volunteers with No More Deaths face sentencing Friday, their attorneys are seeking a new trial, arguing that prosecutors "refused to provide relevant, material disclosure," and that the case was part of a "vindictive and selective prosecution." ... Read more»

What’s next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?

With a judge's decision this month, No More Deaths now has four more guilty verdicts to add to its legal history. But what do the convictions and upcoming trials mean for the future of providing potentially life-saving aid in Arizona’s borderlands?... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteers found guilty for water drops in protected wilderness

Four No More Deaths volunteers, charged with federal misdemeanors after they left water and food in a protected wilderness, have been found guilty. They face up to six months in prison and a fine of $500, and will be sentenced after Feb. 18... Read more»2

4 No More Deaths volunteers on trial for leaving water, food in wildlife refuge

The trial of four No More Deaths volunteers facing federal charges this week may have serious implications for the future of humanitarian aid for people crossing through Southern Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer moves dismissal of human smuggling charges

Lawyers for Scott Daniel Warren, the ASU professor charged with human smuggling for helping two Mexican men near Ajo, have moved to dismiss the case, arguing that his prosecution was retaliation for a report critical of the Border Patrol published the same day. ... Read more»