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Texas man sentenced to 16 years for human smuggling attempt that resulted in deaths following HSI San Antonio, local partner investigation

SAN ANTONIO — A central Texas man was sentenced to one count of conspiracy to transport noncitizens resulting in death and one count of being a felon in possession...

Indian Court, Finding Lack of Evidence, Grants Bail to Activist

India’s Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to the activist Shoma Sen nearly six years...

Thailand: Court Ruling Could Subvert Democratic Rule

(Bangkok) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on a petition that could result in...

India: Technology Use Shouldn’t Undermine Free, Fair Elections

(New York) – Voters in India will cast their ballots in a six-week general...

Gaza: Israel’s Imposed Starvation Deadly for Children

(Beirut, April 9, 2024) – Children in Gaza have been dying from starvation-related complications...

Bulgaria: Alleged Beating of Detained Saudi Activist

(Beirut) – Bulgarian authorities should immediately investigate allegations that police officers assaulted a Saudi...

Birthday Behind Bars in Russia

Today, leading Russian human rights defender Oleg Orlov turned 71. He spent his birthday...

UN Shows Conflicting Approaches to Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar’s already abysmal human rights situation is getting worse. That’s what senior United Nations officials...

Justice Department Announces Publication of Third Volume of National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment

The Justice Department today announced the publication of Firearm Trafficking Investigations, the third volume of...

Ethiopia: Military Executes Dozens in Amhara Region

Ethiopian armed forces summarily executed scores of civilians in Merawi, a town in the...

UN Body Calls on UK to End Detention of People with Disabilities

A United Nations human rights body has criticized the United Kingdom government for “involuntary,...

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Announces Surge of Resources to Fight Violent Crime in Three Additional Cities

Today, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Justice Department is adding three...

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Spain Central America Working Group

The following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America...

Colombia, Panama Fail to Protect Migrants in Darién Gap

Colombia and Panama are failing to effectively protect and assist hundreds of thousands of...

Gun Trafficker Sentenced for Attempting to Send Firearms to Drug Cartel Members in Mexico

Yuendry Rodriguez Hilario, 29, of Cleveland, was sentenced to 13 years and four months...

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