Costa Rica’s official judiciary is using its website to render people behind bars, as the Poder Judicial posts the most wanted criminals in the land. The website now includes a page where the Poder Judicial posts evidence and photos of Costa Rica’s most wanted, from those wanted for crimes, to the convicted (but still at large thus evading justice).
The page is similar to that by Interpol, allowing searches by sex, nationality and crime. Curiously, the only countries listed in the search criteria are: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua and Panama
If you know of someone who is on the list you are encouraged to call the OIJ confidential line at 800 8000 465 or write to email@example.com or visit the OIJ Facebook page.
The idea of the Most Wanted List was an American one. The World’s Most Wanted Fugitive is a list published by the American publishing and media company Forbes. The list contains ten fugitives that Forbes, with the help of international law enforcement agencies, deems as the world’s most wanted. The list was first published in April 2008. Subsequently, in August 2008 Forbes published a new list that focused solely on white-collar crime: World’s 10 Most Wanted White-Collar Fugitives. There has been a new list as of May 2011, following the death of Osama bin Laden.
The current list reads:
1.Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, Mexican Drug lord, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel
2.Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian, New leader of al-Qaeda, after Osama bin Laden’s death
3.Dawood Ibrahim, Indian Leader of D-Company
4.Semion Mogilevich, Ukrainian-Hungarian-Russian-Israeli (by citizenship), Influential Russian mobster, based in Moscow
5.Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Yemeni Al-Qaeda leader
6.Matteo Messina Denaro, Italian Cosa Nostra kingpin
7.Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, Uzbekistani Organized crime figure
8.Félicien Kabuga, Rwandan Implicated in organizing and funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide
9.Joseph Kony, Ugandan Leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army
10.Dokka Umarov, Chechen Islamist terrorist militant in Russia