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Kyrgyzstan: Confidential Documents Show Authorities Covered Up Destruction of Hundreds of Historical Artifacts in Bishkek Museum Fire

Initially, museum administrators said that only a few worthless objects had been lost. Then, in an earlier investigation, OCCRP and Kloop found dozens more....

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Lebanon Central Bank Governor’s Son Moved Millions Abroad While Lebanese Watched Blocked Savings Dwindle

In late 2019, a financial crisis led Lebanese banks to block most depositors from withdrawing or transferring U.S. dollars. But the central bank governor’s son was able ...
13 May 2022
Riad Kobaissi, Tom Stocks (OCCRP), and Rana Sabbagh (OCCRP)

Fueling Secession, Promising Bitcoins: How a Russian Operator Urged Catalonian Leaders to Break With Madrid

Catalonian leaders referred to the man who offered them troops and money to secede from Spain as “Putin’s envoy.” Reporters identified him as Nikolai Sadovnikov, a longtime ...
8 May 2022
Antonio Baquero (OCCRP), Kevin G. Hall (OCCRP), Alina Tsogoeva (OCCRP ID), Jesús G. Albalat (El Periódico), Christo Grozev (Bellingcat), Lorenzo Bagnoli (IRPI), IStories, Stefano Vergine (Il Fatto Quotidiano)

‘Smoke-Free’ Cities and Islands — Sponsored by Philip Morris

Municipalities from Hungary to Greece are signing partnership agreements with tobacco giant Philip Morris International, in violation of international anti-smoking treaties.
5 May 2022
Andrei Ciurcanu(OCCRP) and Alessia Cerantola (OCCRP)

SLAPP Webinar: OCCRP editors discuss how frivolous lawsuits hurt journalism

OCCRP journalists will share insights and answer questions about their experiences with “strategic lawsuits against public participation” (also known as SLAPPs) in a live webinar on May
3 May 2022
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Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians Poured Money Into Dubai Real Estate

Russian politicians under Western sanctions, financial criminals, and corrupt European officials all own real estate in the emirate, which attracts investors with liberal residency rules and a ...
3 May 2022
Matthew Kupfer (OCCRP) and Eiliv Frich Flydal (VG)

Below the Radar: How an Indian Tycoon’s Petrochemicals Empire Quietly Dodged Iran Sanctions

Indian tycoon Yogesh Mehta has made a fortune with Petrochem, his Dubai-based petrochemicals distributor. But one aspect of that business empire has remained hidden from public view: ...
2 May 2022
Anand Mangnale (OCCRP) and Alina Tsogoeva (OCCRP ID)

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