End Chevron’s corporate prosecution of Donziger and demand justice for Ecuador
Human rights attorney Steven Donziger, who helped win the historic $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for deliberate pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon, was sentenced to six months in prison for misdemeanor “contempt of court.” He served almost 1000 days on house arrest and was released on April 25th.
The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found in September 2021 that Donziger’s deprivation of liberty was arbitrary because it violates multiple norms relating to the right to a fair trial, including the apparent lack of impartiality of the courts.
Please join this international call led by Amnesty International and over 100 other environmental and human rights organizations for President Biden to immediately pardon Donziger and investigate this judicial abuse and travesty of justice.