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Azeri Woman is First Target of UK’s New Anti-Corruption Law
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The UK’s first target under the new anti-corruption law is Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, who owns a US$15 million home in London and spent $16 million on shopping at Harrods, British media reported Wednesday.

Applying the new legislating called the Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), the U.K’s High Court ordered the wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker to clarify how she obtained her wealth.

NEW ON : ’s smugglers are creative in plying their trade, and international authorities are working hard to keep up. Latest story by IRPI: occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/

A few hours by ferry across the Mediterranean Sea from Sicily lies a harbor where modern buccaneers thrive.

Here on the island nation of Malta, run-down warehouses and rusty huts hint at the network of smugglers that have built a stronghold on the docks.

Malta has become a “crossroad of illegal trafficking,”

Great power politics has returned to the . As the world reckons with a new era of propaganda, this European hotspot has become a key battleground in information warfare. Read the 🕵️‍♂️ stories here: occrp.org/en/spooksandspin/

"This year with three killings [of journalists in Europe], we are not... confident in authorities, that they can protect us." —Bivol.bg editor @atanas on Euronews discussing the murder of in
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: State Electricity Officials Nabbed for Alleged US$35m
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Police arrested last week three top employees of Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority in connection with over US$35 million alleged illicit dealings with an Indian company.

With no tender procedure, in 2012 they allegedly awarded PME Power Solutions India Ltd a 2-year contract without specified deadlines by which the company was to deliver the agreed equipment and without any performance guarantee.

Bulgarian Journalist Violently Murdered
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Bulgarian authorities say that murdered journalist Viktoria Marinova, 30, was raped and beaten before her body was found in a park in the city of Ruse on Saturday. The murder of the TV host and director for the regional television network TVN.bg drew international condemnation.

Local media reported that Marinova was jogging in the city’s park along the shore of the Danube.

Twelve years ago, Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in Russia. It's a black day for journalism as we hear news of the brutal killing of reporter in , the third journalist killed in Europe in one year.

In the project, OCCRP reporters probe the shadowy business of selling visa-free travel and even citizenship to the rich, including some who would rather not say where that money comes from. Recap the stories here: occrp.org/en/goldforvisas/

Whether or not it contributes to 'science,' Japan has to stop killing sei whales, says .
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Whether or not it contributes to ‘science,’ Japan’s slaughter of hundreds of endangered sei whales annually is breaking international agreements, said an international body governing the trade in endangered species on Tuesday.

This comes after years of controversy over Japan’s permitting its whaling fleets to kill endangered sei whales--and sell their meat to fund ‘research.’

: Central Backtracks, Says $104 Million Was Never Lost
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After U.S. Federal Reserve froze transactions with Central Bank of Liberia as a part of an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of US$104 million earlier this year, Liberia’s new central bank governor suddenly denied the money had ever been missing.

This contradicts prior government statements that triggered a national crisis and last week brought thousands out onto the streets in protest.

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The day before his wife was arrested over her ties to , Malaysian PM Najib Razak went on Facebook to vent his frustration about how everyone always makes everything his fault.
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Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, was arrested over her connections to the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal on Wednesday--months after investigators found $273 million in cash, luxury bags and jewelry on Naibj’s properties.

: Destroy Fields but Extort Civilians
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New eyewitness reports say that the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an armed insurgent group in Myanmar, is extorting money from vehicles traveling along the Mandalay-Muse highway in the war-torn Shan state in the country’s north.

TNLA is the armed insurgent wing of the Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF), a political organization who advocates for the self-determination of the Palaung people.

has detained over 200 in an anti- operation
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Authorities in Turkey detained 216 out of the 417 people prosecutors issued warrants for, charging them with money laundering and financing terrorism, state-run news agency Anadolu Agency said on Tuesday.

Since January 2017, the suspects allegedly transferred US$423 million to 28,088 bank accounts around the world, the Associated Press reported. Most of the recipients were Iranians living in the U.S.

Authorities in Detain Two Fugitives from
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Costa Rican authorities announced on Wednesday that they have detained two women wanted by their home country of Romania after being sentenced for abuse of power and corruption.

With Interpol help, police in San Jose detained Alina Bica and Elena Udrea after an OCCRP investigation published in June detailed how they were allegedly settled in Costa Rica.

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A young man left home to escape recruitment by a jihadist group. He journeyed for nearly a year—faced torture in Libyan slave camp, saw many of his fellow travellers die & crossed the in a rubber boat. This is his story:
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Said was enjoying a February sunset and drinking tea with his family in his small Somalian village when the local imam approached his hut with two guards with an instruction: he was to join the Salafist jihadist group al-Shabab.

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