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Viktor Anatolyevich Bout ( Russian : Виктор Анатольевич Бут ) (born 13 January 1967, near Dushanbe , Tajik SSR , Soviet Union ) is a convicted Russian arms smuggler of Ukrainian origins. [ 1 ] A citizen of Russia, he was arrested in Thailand in 2008 before being extradited in 2010 to the United States to stand trial on terrorism charges, after having being accused of intending to smuggle arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to use against U.S. forces. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] On 2 November 2011, he was convicted by a jury in a Manhattan federal court of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and officials, deliver anti-aircraft missiles and provide aid to a terrorist organization. [ 1 ] [ 5 ]
James Warren " Jim " Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple , best known for the cult suicide in 1978 of 909 of its members in Jonestown , Guyana , and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip. Over 200 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning. [ 2 ] Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American [ 7 ] [ 8 ] author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. [ 9 ] Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as "Hitch", [ 10 ] contributed to New Statesman , The Nation , The Atlantic , The London Review of Books , The Times Literary Supplement , Slate Magazine , Free Inquiry and Vanity Fair . He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays, and concentrated on a range of subjects, including politics, literature and religion. A prominent staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure.
Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 [ 1 ] – May 8, 1896 [ 2 ] ), better known under the alias of Dr.
Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi- commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] :163–4, 313 [ 3 ] He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca carried out by members of the group at his instruction.
Aileen Carol Wuornos (February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida in 1989 and 1990.
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), an American serial killer known as the Green River Killer , was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender . Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991.
Joseph Rao Kony (pronounced IPA: [koɲ] ; [ 7 ] born sometime between July and September 1961) [ 1 ] is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), guerrilla group in Uganda . While initially enjoying strong public support, the LRA allegedly turned on its own supporters, supposedly to "purify" the Acholi people and turn Uganda into a theocracy . [ 2 ] Kony proclaims himself the spokesperson of God and a spirit medium , has nurtured a cult of personality , and claims he is visited by a multinational host of 13 spirits, including a Chinese phantom. [ 2 ] Ideologically, the group is a syncretic mix of mysticism , Acholi nationalism and Christian fundamentalism , [ 8 ] and claims to be establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Acholi tradition. [ 9 ] [ 10 ]