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IREHR in the Idaho Statesman: “Idaho sheriff has a legal obligation to serve Ammon Bundy. He should uphold it / Opinion” – April 18, 2023

By April 18, 2023May 4th, 2023No Comments2 min read

IREHR’s Executive Director, Devin Burghart, was quoted and cited in the Idaho Statesman;

The Editorial Board writes, “The issue was first brought to light by Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, which has long followed Bundy’s People’s Rights Network. Bundy has been refusing to participate in court hearings, Burghart pointed out, and earlier this month, he made a threatening post on social media warning officials to “come no more upon” him.”

“(Bundy) is making it impossible for the folks at St. Luke’s who are trying to seek justice in this case to try to get a fair hearing,” Burghart said. “That makes it very difficult for those who believe in the rule of law to believe that justice can be served.”

IREHR’s Ammon’s Army Marches On: People’s Rights Network Membership Data, Fall 2021 report was cited;

The Editorial Board writes, “Sheriff Wunder’s concerns about the safety of his deputies are understandable. Bundy has a history of standoffs with law enforcement, and according to Burghart’s research, there were more than 33,000 people in Bundy’s network as of fall 2021 (St. Luke’s attorneys cite the figure of 60,000 in their filings).”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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