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07/07/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
Almaz Nezirovic, 54, formerly of Roanoke, Virginia, was extradited July 1 to Bosnia, where he is accused of perpetrating torture and inhumane treatment against Serbian civilians detained at the Rabic Prison Camp in Derventa Municipality. He was charged in Bosnia with committing war crimes against civilians between April and July 1992 during the Bosnian War.
02/22/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Mergia Negussie Habteyes, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully procuring naturalization contrary to law before U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia. A sentencing hearing before Judge Ellis is scheduled for May 17, 2019.

10/15/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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The SHIELD Award honors those who have protected our nation and its values and recognizes law enforcement professionals for their service, honor, integrity, excellence, leadership and dedication.
03/28/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

According to the plea agreement, in 1993, Slobo Maric, 56, served as a shift leader of a detention facility in Bosnia that housed captured Bosnian-Croat soldiers. Many of the guards in the facility routinely subjected detainees to serious physical abuse and humiliation.

02/10/2014
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Jorge Sosa, 55, of Moreno Valley, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips in the Central District of California. At sentencing, the court also revoked Sosa's U.S. citizenship.

09/23/2014
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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During the operation that concluded September 18, ICE's National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP), in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), arrested these fugitives via the ICE field offices of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City and San Francisco.
11/20/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

02/05/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) joins U.S. and foreign government partners, NGOs and local communities on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) to call for eradication of the practice.

09/07/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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On August 30, law enforcement from the two nations also gathered at the U.S. embassy in London to sign a proclamation affirming their commitment to end the practice of FGM/C in both countries and around the world.

02/06/2012
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
An immigration judge in Batavia, N.Y. earlier today ordered removed from the United States the former leader of the Liberian Peace Council (LPC) for his role in human rights abuses committed during the Liberian civil war in the 1990s.
06/16/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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ICE Director Sarah Saldaña thanked attendees for being there, and said that “Human rights abuses occur across the world....The idea that a child can be pulled from his or her home and community and into dire circumstances is abominable. Federal agencies can work together to try to save children and adults who are trafficked around the world.”
05/23/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Mergia Negussie Habteyes, 58, previously pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful procurement of naturalization.  Negussie was sentenced by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia.

04/19/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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During the three-day operation that concluded Wednesday, the ICE National Fugitive Operations Program in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center and the ICE National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC), arrested these fugitives via the ICE field offices of Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York City; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Seattle; San Francisco; and St. Paul, Minnesota.

12/09/2014
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates the proposition that freedom, justice and peace in the world are fundamental rights that all individuals are entitled to equally. This year's slogan, "Human Rights 365," embraces the idea that every day is Human Rights Day.
08/03/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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For the past 15 years, the center and its partners have worked collaboratively to support ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) efforts to bring numerous individuals to justice for human rights-related violations, such as genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing and various other forms of persecution. Through its work over the years, the center and its dedicated personnel have ensured that the United States does not become a safe haven for human rights abusers.

10/05/2011
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
Special Agent Michael Tarantino with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was honored at an awards ceremony yesterday for his work in locating and arresting former Argentine police officer Juan Miguel Mendez. Mendez was allegedly involved in torture and extrajudicial killings in at least two clandestine detention centers...
12/18/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Milan Trisic, 54, pleaded guilty to a single count of obtaining a Permanent Resident Card, commonly referred to as a “green card,” by making materially false claims and statements.

07/10/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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On the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) participated in an event in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzogovina, to stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors.
03/07/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

The court’s order was based on its finding that Sammy Rasema Yetisen aka Rasema Handanovic aka Zolja, a native of the former Yugoslavia, lacked the good moral character required to naturalize because during the 1990s Balkans Conflicts she had executed six unarmed civilians and prisoners of war because of their religion and ethnicity.

06/14/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators

Operation Limelight USA is a program designed by HSI’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit to bring awareness to FGM and deter its practice through the education of the public about the relevant risks

06/15/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Operation Limelight USA is a program designed by HSI’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC) to bring awareness about FGM and deter its practice by educating the public about the risks and penalties associated with it. It is based on the United Kingdom’s Operation Limelight which began at Heathrow Airport and is conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and Border Authority.

12/10/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates the proposition that freedom, justice and peace in the world are fundamental rights that all individuals are entitled to equally. This year, Human Rights Day highlights the four freedoms that underlie the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
07/25/2013
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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A 54-year-old Burlington, Vt., man, Edin Sakoc, was arrested by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents earlier today on charges that he obtained his naturalized citizenship through fraud by failing to disclose his participation in the persecution of Bosnian Serbs during the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
04/17/2014
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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In remembering the terrible events of the Rwandan genocide, ICE remains vigilant to all expressions of hatred, persecution and tyranny and affirms its commitment to seek justice for victims of the Rwandan genocide and other human rights atrocities around the world.
11/29/2017
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Inocente Orlando Montano, 75, formerly residing in Everett, Massachusetts, and 19 other former Salvadoran military officials were indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuit priests during the 10-year Salvadoran civil conflict.  An arrest warrant for Montano was issued in March 2011 by a Spanish magistrate judge.

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