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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...

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 after she was arrested in 2018 on politically motivated allegations...

Thailand: Court Ruling Could Subvert Democratic Rule

(Bangkok) – Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on a petition that could result in dissolving the country’s main opposition party and banning its leaders...

Former Venezuelan Oil Minister Arrested in Alleged Corruption Scheme

Former Venezuelan oil minister Tareck El Aissami, once a close ally of Nicolás Maduro, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an international...

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

(New York) – Voters in India will cast their ballots in a six-week general election beginning April 19, 2024, amid concerns that Indian authorities...

Gaza: Israel’s Imposed Starvation Deadly for Children

(Beirut, April 9, 2024) – Children in Gaza have been dying from starvation-related complications since the Israeli government began using starvation as a weapon...

UK Gambling Commission Imposes £582,120 Fine on Bet365 for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

The UK Gambling Commission has imposed a regulatory settlement of £582,120 on Bet365 for failures in anti-money laundering and social responsibility at its online...

Bulgaria: Alleged Beating of Detained Saudi Activist

(Beirut) – Bulgarian authorities should immediately investigate allegations that police officers assaulted a Saudi human rights activist in their custody, Human Rights Watch said...

Birthday Behind Bars in Russia

Today, leading Russian human rights defender Oleg Orlov turned 71. He spent his birthday behind bars, his health deteriorating not least due to exhausting...

UN Shows Conflicting Approaches to Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar’s already abysmal human rights situation is getting worse. That’s what senior United Nations officials told the UN Security Council on April 4, during a...

Swiss Attorney General Fines PKB PRIVATBANK AG for Money Laundering in LAVA JATO Case

The Swiss Attorney General's Office (OAG) has fined PKB PRIVATBANK AG CHF 750,000 for failing to prevent money laundering between 2011 and 2014 by...

AML Breaches: Tax Advisers and Accountancy Firms Fined £98,870

Tax advisers and accounting firms faced fines totaling £98,870 for violating anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, with only one company contesting the penalty. The latest HMRC...

South African Ex-Speaker Faces Corruption Charges Amid Resignation

Former South African Parliament Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula faces charges of corruption and money laundering, totaling 12 counts and one count respectively. She appeared in court...

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 the National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA), a four-part,...

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