#1-Joaquin Guzman Loera

Joaquin Guzman Loera was born on December 25, 1954 in Sinaloa, Mexico. He leads the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, trafficking drugs to America. He is nicknamed “El Chapo” or “Shorty” because he is only 5’6″.

Joaquin Guzman started out as an apprentice of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, nicknamed “El Padrino.” (Godfather) In 1980, he made his own  drug cartel (The Sinaloa drug cartel, named after a state in Mexico, notorious for drug trafficking.) with posts all over Mexico.

El Chapo smuggles heroin, marijuana and cocaine to the United States. The Sinaloa drug cartel is the worlds largest producer of methamphetamine or ‘crystal meth,’ getting chemicals from China. He is also accused of laundering high sums of money.

Guzman is on the Forbes list of richest people in the world, with a net worth of over $1 billion. He is also notorious for bribing officials. He has once bragged that he spends over $5 million on bribes every month.

In 1993, Guzman was imprisoned,sentenced for 20 years. Yet, he bribed many guards and still managed to run his drug cartel. In 2001, he bribed over 70 officials to help him escape prison in a laundry truck.

Joaquin Guzman is named by Forbes as ‘The worlds #1 most wanted criminal’ and ‘The most Notorious Drug Lord of All Time.’ He is also Mexico’s most wanted criminal.

 

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Sources:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1884982,00.html

http://www.life123.com/parenting/education/social-studies/el-chapo-guzman-facts.shtml

#2- Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Ayman Al-Zawahiri was born on June 19th 1951 in Maadi, Egypt. He is likely the new leader of Al Qaeda and has committed/planned many terrorist attacks.

Zawahiri was the leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a group of  terrorists, committed to overthrowing the Egyptian government.  In 1996, Zawahiri was jailed for 6 months after trying to recruit fellow jihadists in Chechnya. In 1997, he was charged with killing 62 tourists and sentenced to death.

During this time, Ayman Al-Zawahiri was close friends with Osama Bin Laden. In 1998, the Egyptian Islamic Jihad officially merged with Al Qaeda  In the same year, he organized bombings of U.S. embassy’s in Dar As Salaam, Nairobi, Tanzania and Kenya. He is also said to be the operational brains behind 9/11.

Ayman Al-Zawahiri is a dangerous terrorist threat to U.S. and Israel.

Motives:  Zawahiri’s motive is to make the world more Islamic and fight all non-believers.

Rights Violated: Right to Life, Right to no discrimination.

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Sources:

http://www.biography.com/people/ayman-al-zawahiri-241182

http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/index.cfm?page=zawahiri

 

#3- Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim was born on December 27 1955 in Ratnagiri, India. He is the head of D-Company, an organized crime group all through India, Pakistan, UAE and other countries. Ibrahim is nicknamed the “gold man.” Some say he has a net worth of less than 1 billion, others say. that he has more than 20 billion. Either way he’s very rich.

Dawood started out as a retail extortionist, extorting small businesses for money. As a teenager, Ibrahim formed D-company. His gang was charged with murder, fighting against rival gang, Lala. Later, he moved to the United Arab Emirates. He began smuggling gold and drugs to many countries.

Dawood Ibrahim lives a very lavish life. He has a mansion and spends a lot of time partying. He is also known to be very kind to fellow gangsters. He gives others high sums of money and is very courteous. But, he isn’t as nice to his enemies.

Dawood Ibrahim is the most wanted man in India charged with organized crime and counterfeiting.

Motives: Dawood Ibrahim’s motives are likely to earn lots of money and to have a large gang

Rights Violated: Right to life, Right to property and possession

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Sources:

http://www.paklinks.com/gs/world-affairs/303632-who-is-dawood-ebrahim.html

http://crimerecords.blogspot.ca/2011/05/biography-and-criminal-career.html

 

#4- Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich was born on June 30, 1946 in Kiev, Ukraine. He is considered the ‘boss of bosses’ of Russian Mafia and considered “the most dangerous mobster in the world.” Mogilevich is involved in drug deals, money laundering, wire fraud, arm dealing, security fraud and other crimes.

Mogilevich’s criminal career started slow. In the 1970’s he was part of a crime group, Lyubertskaya. He served two separate  jail terms.  in 2008, he was arrested for tax evasion, but was later released.

Later, Mogilevich moved to Israel, then Budapest. There, he made an organized crime association similar to the mafia. His crime expands from Europe to the Americas and even to parts of Asia, so that now, he has an estimated net worth of $10 billion.

Semion Mogilevich is so powerful that the FBI says he can change the global economy with one phone call.

Motive: His motive is likely to get money

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Sources:

http://www.ibtimes.com/worlds-most-powerful-mobster-you-probably-never-heard-980488

http://m.newson6.com/Story.aspx?story=19686931&catId=73801

#5-Nasir Al-Wuhayshi

Nasir Abdel Karim Al-Wuhayshis a.k.a. Abu Basir was born in Yemen. He is one of the leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, (AQAP) a terrorist group for Muslims. He is also Osama Bin Laden’s former secretary.

The stated goal of AQAP is to remove foreigners from the Arabian peninsula and to fight Israel, so that they can “liberate Muslim holy sites and brethren in Gaza.” In 2009, AQAP released several videos calling for violence against anyone fighting Muslims.  One video stated that African ships searching for pirates were really trying to stop Islam.

AQAP is responsible for many suicide bombings, shootings, murders, abductions, mail bombs and attempted murders, mainly around the Arabian peninsula. AQAP also has an English magazine, Inspire, targeting English speaking Muslims around the globe to join AQAP.

As the leader of AQAP, Nasir Al-Wuhayshi is the most wanted man in Yemen. He is charged with terrorism.

Motive: Nasir AL-Wuhayshi’s stated motive is to make all of the Arab Peninsula Muslim.

Rights  Violated: Right to life, Right to no discrimination etc.

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Sources:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/mappingmilitants/cgi-bin/groups/view/19

http://www.redirectify.com/people/nasir-al-wuhayshi.html

#6- Matteo Messina Denaro

Matteo Messina Denaro was born on April 26 1962 in Castelvetrano, Italy. Denaro is the current leader of the Italian Mafia. He likes fast cars, sharp suits, designer watches, video games and murder. He has once boasted “I filled a cemetery all by myself.” Denaro is nicknamed Don of Dons and Diabolik. (After an Italian comic book character)

Denaro took over the mafia after the arrest of the previous leader, Bernardo Provenzano. Now the mafia has an estimated 115 billion euros. This profit came mainly from drug deals with Colombian drug barons. Through extortion, many companies pay the mafia protection money. Now the profit of the mafia is about 7% of Italy’s GDP.

Denaro has personally executed over 50 people and ordered the executions of many more. His first murder was committed at the age of 18. Later, In 1993, he organized a set of bombings, targeting museums and churches, killing 10 people and injuring almost 100.

Denaro has been on the run for over 20 years, as head of the highly dangerous Italian Mafia.

Motive: Denaro’s motive is likely to get to the top of head of the  Mafia. He succeeded.

Rights violated: Right to Life, Right to security.

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Source:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meet-the-boss-of-italys-biggest-business-158429

 

#7- Alimzhan Tokhtakounov

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov was born on January 1st 1949 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is a Russian mobster and poker player, nicknamed Taiwanchik, because of his Asian appearance. He is accused of countless things, from scamming tourists in Sochi, to bribing the figure skating judges at the the 2002 Olympics.

As a boy, Tokhtakhounov loved playing football (soccer) and he was on the Uzbek team, Pakhtakor. But he needed money, so he also began poker. When he hurt his knee during practice, Tokhtakhounov moved to Moscow to play more cards and maybe get a job.

In Moscow, Tokhtakhounov coached a football team during the day. At night he played cards and joined the Izmaylovo Organized Group. Later, he got arrested for not having a job (he was a full time criminal by then.) Then Tokhtakhounov moved to East Germany and people around him began dying.  In France, Alimzhan allegedly laundered about $70 million. Then he moved to Israel, then back to France. In 1999, he was made a knight in the order  of St. Constantine. Then he moved to Italy for a while, but didn’t seem to do much. Later, it was discovered that he rigged the 2002 Olympics  pressuring the french judge to vote for the Russian couple in figure skating if Russian judge would vote for the french couple in ice dancing.

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov is accused of many crimes, mostly involving high sums of money.

Motive: It seems like Alimzhan Tokhatounov’s motive is to become rich, since when he was a young boy, he was very poor.

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Source:

http://russianmafiablog.blogspot.ca/2007/03/russian-mafia-bosses-alimzhan.html 

#8-Felicien Kabuga

Felicien Kabuga was born in 1935 in Muniga, Rwanda. He was a rich businessman who, allegedly, helped fund the Rwandan Genocide. He was also the creator and president of the National Defence Fund’s Acting Committee.

In Rwanda there are two main ethnic groups: The Hutu’s (about 85% of the population) and the Tutsi’s (about 14% of the population) The president of Rwanda, Habyarimana (Hutu) blamed the Tutsi’s for all of the countries problems. By 1992, the two religions were divided against each other.  In 1994, a plane carrying the president was shot down. That was the beginning of the violence. Hutu extremists planned to destroy all the Tutsi’s. Entire families were killed and women were brutally raped. The Hutu’s killed about 800,000  Tutsi’s and even some Hutu’s who opposed the killing.

Felicien Kabuga was closely allied to president Habyarimana. He is accused of making people more angry at each other through his radio station, making lists of people to be killed, providing the weapons, (machetes and hoes) transporting the soldiers, etc.

Felicien Kabuga is the most wanted man in Africa, accused of crimes against humanity and crimes against genocide.

Motive: Kabuga’s motive was to kill as much Tutsi’s as possible.

Rights Violate: Attacks violate right to life (Article 3) and right to security in  ones home. He also violated the right to no Discrimination or no distinction between different religions etc. (Article 2). 

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Sources:

http://www.trialch.org/en/ressources/trialwatch/trialwatch/profils/profile/96/action/show/controller/Profile.html 

http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/genocide/genocide_in_rwanda.htm

#9- Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony was born on September 18th 1964 in Atyak Uganda as a Catholic. He leads the lord’s resistance army in Uganda (LRA), a group fighting against the government, whose goal is to make Uganda a Theocracy, with laws from the bible.

Joseph Kony powers the LRA by kidnapping over 20,000 Ugandan children. He often forces them to kill their parents, so they have no homes to return to. Some children are then forced to carry the LRA supplies until they are too weak to walk, then are left to die. Some children are made to be soldiers and others are sent as decoys to the front lines with no weapons. Girls are often forced to become sex slaves. Unobedient children are usually killed or tortured.

In 2012, a group of people published a video, Kony 2012, discussing Kony’s crimes and telling all viewers to help stop Kony by the end of 2012. As of now, Kony hasn’t been captured, but the video sparked interest among people. It was the fastest growing viral video, reaching 100 million views in 6 days. 3,729,815 pledged support to stop Kony.

 Some people made ‘come home’ messages, telling captured children to escape and 89% of the escapees said that the messages were why they escaped. Others made a radio station, informing civilians of safety threats. Soldiers have captured two of Kony’s main commanders,  Maj. Gen. Ceasar Acellam and Lt. Colonel Vincent Binansio “Binani” Okumu. These are all causes of the Kony 2012 video, link below.

Joseph Kony is one of the worlds most wanted Warlords, charged with 33 crimes, 12 of them being against humanity and the others being war crimes.

Motive: Kony himself says that his goal is to make Uganda a christian region, but his crimes make it seem more like he wants to hurt children.

Rights Violated: Attacks violate The right to Life (Article 3) He also violates rights of Children and the right to Privacy and Security in ones home.

Kony 2012 video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

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Sources:

http://www.nndb.com/people/398/000022332/

http://invisiblechildren.com/kony/