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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.
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

03/02/2017
Cedar Rapids, IA
Human Rights Violators

In January 2016, Gervais, aka "Ken," Ngombwa was convicted of one count of unlawfully procuring, or attempting to procure, naturalization or U.S. citizenship; one count of procuring U.S. citizenship to which he was not entitled; one count of conspiracy to unlawfully procure U.S. citizenship; and one count of making a materially false statement to agents of the Department of Homeland Security.

04/24/2017
Miami, FL
Human Rights Violators
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Enrique Ariza Rivas, 49, a Colombian citizen, has been charged in Colombia, together with other former officials of the DAS, with aggravated psychological torture of a journalist. Ariza Rivas has also been charged in Colombia for various crimes relating to unlawful wiretapping.

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.
07/12/2017
New York, NY
Human Rights Violators

The initiative aims to safeguard and prevent young girls from being subjected to FGM by informing passengers traveling to high-prevalence countries about the U.S. laws governing FGM and the potential criminal, immigration, and child protective consequences of transporting a child to another country for the purpose of FGM.

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.
07/03/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Violators

Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, 72, lied on his application for U.S. citizenship by denying that he advocated the overthrow of any government by force or violence and by denying that he ever persecuted any person because of membership in a social group or their political opinion.

02/11/2016
Minneapolis, MN
Human Rights Violators
Zdenko Jakiša, 47, a resident of Forrest Lake, Minnesota, was sentenced to time served for failing to disclose, during his immigration to the United States, multiple crimes committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina before and during the 1990s Bosnian Conflict.
12/21/2011
Detroit, MI
Human Rights Violators
Marie Claire Mukeshimana, a convicted human rights violator wanted by Rwandan authorities to serve a 19-year prison sentence for a murder conviction in the death of a child, was deported to Rwanda Tuesday by officers with ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO).
09/08/2017
Baltimore, MD
Document and Benefit Fraud

In August 1988, Morales entered the United States by crossing the international border from Mexico into Texas illegally. He traveled to the Washington, D.C. metro-area, where he resided and legally worked for many years. He applied for and was granted lawful permanent resident status in 1990.

09/23/2014
New York, NY
Human Rights Violators
These arrests were part of a first-of-its-kind nationwide operation last week targeting suspected human rights violators in multiple cities across the United States.
09/20/2018
San Angelo, TX
Human Rights Violators

On Sept. 17, HSI San Angelo special agents arrested former Peruvian Army Second Sergeant Dennis Wilfredo Pacheco-Zambrano, 48, in San Angelo. Pacheco is wanted in Peru for his alleged role in the July 4, 1991, torture, rape and extrajudicial killing of 15 Peruvian civilians in the rural village of Santa Barbara, Peru.

08/10/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Human Rights Violators
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Santos Lopez Alonzo, 64, arrived in Guatemala at around noon local time on board an ICE Air Operations charter removal flight and was immediately turned over to Guatemalan law enforcement officials. The former member of an elite Guatemalan army unit known as the Kaibiles is wanted in his native country on criminal charges for his role in the Dos Erres massacre.

06/01/2011
Atlanta, GA
Human Rights Violators
Zeljko Zekic, of Lawrenceville, Ga., pleaded guilty in federal court to lying to federal immigration officials about his place of residence and employment during the 1992 - 1995 Bosnian War. Zekic had claimed on his immigration paperwork that he was unemployed during the war, when in fact he was an active-duty member of the Serbian paramilitary...
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.

03/24/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
The United Nations General Assembly set aside this date, March 24, to “honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice” as well as to “pay tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.”
02/06/2019
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a federal crime, and any involvement in committing this crime is a serious human rights violation which may result in imprisonment and potential removal from the United States. Individuals suspected of FGM/C, including sending girls overseas to be cut, may be investigated by the HRVWCC and prosecuted accordingly.

12/09/2016
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Over the last four years, ICE's Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center has issued more than 70,350 lookouts for individuals from more than 111 countries and stopped 194 human rights violators or war crime suspects from entering the United States.

03/23/2012
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Carlos Napoleon Medina-Garay, a former El Salvadoran military officer who is alleged to have committed human rights violations by the United Nations (UN), was removed from the United States by ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers.
02/06/2018
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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Feb. 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a day in which the global community recognizes that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting.

06/25/2015
Washington, DC
Human Rights Violators
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These departments collaborated to develop the ACTeam Initiative to streamline rapidly expanding human trafficking enforcement efforts, focusing on forced labor, international sex trafficking and sex trafficking of adults by force, fraud and coercion.
04/20/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Human Rights Violators
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Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, a violent and ruthless Liberian war lord also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty in October 2017 of two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury.

09/03/2015
Cleveland, OH
Human Rights Violators
Slobodan Mutic, 52, of Barberton, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly and willingly possessing a former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Form I-94, knowing it to be forged, counterfeited, altered, falsely made or to be have been procured by means of a false claim or statement.

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