Human Rights

Woodward Man to Serve 87 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

JOSE MANUEL CHAVEZ-PEREZ (a/k/a “El Papo” and “Jose Manuel Chavez”), 47, from Woodward, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 87 months in federal prison for distribution of five grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

Ashburn Realtor Charged in $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury has charged Nadin Samnang, 29, of Ashburn, Va., with conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges related to his role in alleged fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving at least 25 homes in northern Virginia and more than $7 million in losses to lenders.

Donors pledge $482 million for UN efforts to help displaced, stateless people

Pledges to the UN refugee agency assist with water distribution at the Ifo extension camp in Dadaab, Kenya

UN issues first report on human rights of gay and lesbian people

An activist waves a rainbow flag, an international symbol for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Bradley Manning To Appear In Court In Leaks Case

Supporters say Army Pfc. Bradley Manning doesn't belong in a courtroom at all. They think he's a whistle-blower — and a hero.

Eighteen months after his arrest on suspicion of leaking national secrets, Manning will finally make his first appearance in court Friday at Fort Meade, Md., just north of Washington, D.C.

Kyrgyz Supreme Court must act on reported fair trial violations in Askarov case, ODIHR delegation says


Former New York Con Ed Manager Sentenced to Serve 70 Months in Prison for Fraud, Bribery and Tax Crimes

Manager Also Sentenced to Pay Criminal Fine And Restitution to Con Ed

A former Consolidated Edison of New York (Con Ed) manager was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for participating in schemes to accept approximately $807,000 in bribes from two Con Ed industrial pipe supply vendors, the Department of Justice announced.

US Files Lawsuit in Miami to Block Promotion of Tax Fraud Scheme

Promoters Allegedly Helped Customers Seek More Than $3 Million in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

The United States has sued Sharon Angulo and Claudia Zuloaga to bar them from promoting an alleged tax fraud scheme and from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today.

Somalia at ‘critical’ juncture, UN chief says in historic visit to Mogadishu

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Somalia followed by the president of the General Assembly Nassir Al-Nasser

YEMEN: Taiz facing a humanitarian crisis

Trucks have been unable to bring water to the people of Taiz because of danger on the roads