NEW DELHI, NEW YORK, AGENCY NEWS, April 17, 2020: On April 16 2020, Nobel laureates, including Peace laureates and winners in Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Literature, will announce they are calling for the release of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger from house arrest. Donziger helped rainforest communities win a landmark judgment against Chevron for polluting the Amazon in Ecuador, and he has been targeted by Chevron with a vicious retaliation campaign. He has been under house arrest for over 250 days in New York City, in part for refusing to hand over confidential case files and client communications to Chevron.
30 Nobel winners join Alec Baldwin, Roger Waters and global NGOs such as Global Witness, Rainforest Action Network, and Amazon Watch in demanding freedom for the detained human rights lawyer
It’s thought to be the longest pretrial detention for a contempt charge for a lawyer in U.S. history.