Human Rights

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Steroid Case

Joseph McIntyre, 36, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from a conspiracy to illegally distribute anabolic steroids, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. McIntyre, a former Philadelphia Police Officer, was charged in an indictment that named 14 others including fellow officers Keith Gidelson and George Sambuca. McIntyre pleaded guilty to conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, and possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 5, 2011

Massachusetts Man Arrested and Charged in Child Pornography Case

A Lowell, Massachusetts man charged with transportation and possession of child pornography made his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Boston, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts, and Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers of the FBI Boston Division.

On eve of Horn of Africa pledging conference, UN calls for generous donations

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Somali refugees at the world's largest refugee complex at Dadaab in north-east Kenya

South Sudan: UN urges end to ‘cycle of violence’ after deadly ethnic clashes

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Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

UN Human Rights Council mulls new probe into Syrian crackdown

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses the Human Rights Council

Thailand must fight mounting human trafficking more effectively, UN expert warns

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Special Rapporteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

OPT: Palestinians feel the pinch as Arab donors stay away

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Palestinians buying traditional Ramadan sweets in Ramallah before ‘iftar’ (the daily meal that breaks the fast)

U.S. New Mexico Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Denver

Raymond Vigil was arrested in Denver Colorado by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group Task Force. Investigators believe Vigil had been living in the Denver, CO area since he had absconded 1 ½ years ago. Federal charges under the Adam Walsh act for fail to register as a sex offender are pending from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado.

UN gathering stresses relief and investment to tackle hunger in Horn of Africa

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Thousands displaced by the drought in Somalia are seeking shelter in the capital Mogadishu

Secretary-General deplores terrorist attacks in southern Israel

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon