COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across virtually every area of the economy, and organized crime is no exception. OCCRP spoke with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts about how criminal groups are looking to supplement their income by heading online.
With sweat running down his face and his body aching, Saeed Ali Achakzai asked himself whether he really deserved the beating and the kicking, and this cell with no fan and no drinking water, in what felt like 45-degree heat.
Pakistani journalists protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, to condemn the death of a journalist, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
In the tumult of recent weeks, a major legislative milestone in the American fight against kleptocracy has sneaked by almost unnoticed. It demands our attention, especially because its work is only half done.
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OCCRP spoke to three people who have alerted the public to wrongdoing by the rich and powerful. They described an experience both traumatic and transformative, altering their lives in ways they could scarcely have imagined.
Whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning depicted in an art installation entitled “Anything to Say?” in an art installation outside the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2015. (Credit: Pierre Albouy/Reuters)
OCCRP spoke with the head of the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office about the challenges in fighting the widespread — but often-ignored — criminal scheme.
A carousel fraudster is led away by authorities after a recent bust in Hungary. (Credit: Europol)